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13 · 09 · 2018

Transpoesie – women poets after #MeToo

Wednesday the 26th of September the BOZAR in Brussels will spotlight five young and talented women voices: Ann Cotton from Austria, Olga Pek from Czech Republic, María Eloy-García from Spain, Simona Atangana Bekono from The Netherlands, and Christina Hagen from Denmark.


Christina Hagen is an awarded Danish poet who has raised her voice in the gender debate through essays, debate columns, and poetry collections, by expanding the problematic issues of the stereotypical perception of our relationships, our self-image, and the gender-based power structures.  She has written about how society prefer a beautiful girl over a smart girl, which made her take a body double for a month who lived up to the female ideals in the patriarchy, and she has fought for female authors’ rights, because traditionally, they have harder conditions in the pursuit of acknowledgement than men have.


She is not afraid of taking a stand in the debate.


The Transpoesie evening will highlight women poets one year after the #metoo scandal erupted. They will read excerpts from their own work while translations in Dutch, French and English are projected on a screen behind them. The new generation of poets take the literary stage with plenty of self-confidence, a great commitment, having cast off any yoke.


In the second part of the evening, the famous Belgian singer DAAN will read poems by Sylvia Plath, accompanied by the Brussels-based pianist Grażyna Bienkowski Music.


Transpoesie will take place at 20:00 – 21:30 in BOZAR the 26th of September


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Centre for Fine Arts

Rue Ravensteinstraat 23

1000 Brussel


Transpoesie is organized by EUNIC.

Danish Cultural Institute is part of EUNIC and co-creater of Transpoesie.

Transpoesie at BOZAR

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