Krzysztof SIWCZYK will participate in the 2017 TRANSPOESIE festival

Balassi Institute
Krzysztof Siwczyk © Krzysztof Dubiel Krzysztof Siwczyk © Krzysztof Dubiel

Krzysztof SIWCZYK is one of 7 poets invited to read their work at the seventh edition of the TRANSPOESIE festival on the evening of 9 November at the Balassi Institute, Brussels. The Polish poet will be accompanied by the Austrian Mieze MEDUZA, Oddfríður Marni RASMUSSEN, a poet from the Faroe Islands, the Hungarian Anna TERÉK, the Luxemburger Florent TONIELLO, Gerdur Kristný, who hails from Iceland, and Portuguese poet Maria DO ROSÁRIO PEDREIRA. The authors will read their poems in the original language, whilst translations in French, Dutch and English are projected onto the screen.  

+++ Read the poem by Krzysztof Siwczyk entitled ‘Koncentrat’ in its original language and in an English translation (Concentrate), French translation (Un concentré) and Dutch translation (Concentraat) on the site

        Poetry event with Krzysztof SIWCZYK        
>>> Balassi Institute - Cultural Service of the Embassy of Hungary in Belgium (Treurenberg 10, 1000 Brussels) – see map 
>>> Thursday 9 November 2017 – 20:00
>>> FREE

        Second poetry event as part of Transpoesie 2017        
>>> BOZAR - Studio (Rue Ravensteinstraat 23, 1000 Brussels) – see map 
>>> Tuesday 17 October 2017 – 20:00
>>> 8 | €6 (online box office

These two evenings are being organised by EUNIC Brussels, the European Union National Institutes for Culture.

Krzysztof Siwczyk was born in 1977. He studied Cultural Studies at the University of Silesia in Katowice and lives in Gliwice. A poet, journalist and critic, he is the author of around ten collections of poetry and his work has been translated into several languages, notably into French, German, Bulgarian and Czech. His work has won several literary prizes, such as the Kościelski Foundation prize in 2014. Moreover, he also authored two books of literary criticism and television programmes about literature.  He is also an actor and has appeared, inter alia, in Lech Majewski’s film on the suicidal poet Rafał Wojaczek (the film was nominated for a European Film Award in Paris in 2000). He is a member of the Association of Polish Writers and the Pen Club as well as the European Academy of Film and is Artistic Director of the  Krakow Miłosz International Poetry Festival.

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