• The 8th Miłosz Festival is over. What was this edition like?

    Should poetry talk about current events? What is discovering one’s own language all about? What makes us include some artists into the canon, while forgetting about others? Poets talked about all this during the four festival days.

  • Marta Podgórnik wins the Wisława Szymborska Award! The 4th day of the Miłosz Festival

    The poet was honoured for Mordercze ballady. Yesterday’s gala concluded this year’s edition of Miłosz Festival, which has been taking place since Thursday.

  • Taming the language. The 3rd day of the Miłosz Festival

    A foreign language is usually a language spoken in another country. However, it can also be a language of technology, politics, advertising or propaganda. Taming this kind of language and changing it into poetry was the subject of debates of authors and translators during the third day of the Miłosz Festival.

  • Poets are hooligans! The 2nd day of the Miłosz Festival

    They speak their own language even when the language officially ceases to exist. They tear down barriers. They point out uncomfortable issues, shouting them in the audience’s face. Who doesn’t believe this should definitely come to this year’s Miłosz Festival. But hurry up – the event has already reached its halfway point.

  • On poetry and power, or day one of Festival is behind us

    Who is the poet? Why does the world need poetry? The first day of the 8th edition of the Miłosz Festival saw discussions about the role of poetry in the context of power and society.

  • Discover the Programme of the 2019 Miłosz Festival!

    More than 50 meetings of the main programming stream, the OFF stream and accompanying events, 4 concerts and nearly 100 guests – this is what this year’s edition of the Krakow poetry celebration looks like in numbers. The Milosz Festival, the largest event devoted to contemporary poetry in this part of Europe, will take place on 6-9 June under the slogan “The Seizure of Power”.

  • A unique publishing series at the Miłosz Festival

    Simon Armitage, Saleh Diab, Ferida Duraković, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Elena Fanailova and Denise Riley are some of the most important names in the world of contemporary poetry, who will all attend the 8th edition of the Miłosz Festival in Krakow. The poets mentioned above have one more thing in common: volumes of their poetry will be published for the first time in Polish translation, especially on the occasion of the festival.

  • Meet new guests of the 8th edition of the Miłosz Festival!

    The most interesting and exciting aspects of the work of contemporary poets will be the touched upon during meetings with authors, panel debates and educational workshops during the 8th edition of the Miłosz Festival. Today, we will meet new authors who will come to the City of Kings during the June poetry festival.

  • Music at the 2019 Miłosz Festival!

    The Helena Modrzejewska National Old Theatre, the unique scenery of the Barbican and on the alternative stage of the Alchemia Club are all where the Miłosz Festival will provide the best sound environment for a rich programme that will fill the four festival days.

  • Meet the guests of the 8th edition of the Miłosz Festival!

    Between the 6th and 9th of June, the Miłosz Festival will host exceptional poets from Poland and abroad.

  • There is no real revolution without dancing - OFF Stream at Miłosz Festival

    Stage, microphone, movement and voice, and above all, a sense of disagreement with the existing reality — all of these features will characterise this year’s OFF Stream at the Miłosz Festival.

  • The Miłosz Festival entitled ”The Seizure of Power”!

    The coming 8th Miłosz Festival will host the most outstanding poets from around the world and, as always, will accurately refer with its title to the work of its eminent patron. Between June 6 and 9 Krakow will again become the centre of what is considered new and exciting in contemporary poetry.

Krystyna Dąbrowska
Piotr Florczyk
Magdalena Kicińska
Maciej Melecki
Antoni Pawlak
Uta Przyboś
Alicja Rosé
Tomasz Różycki
Elena Fanailova
Ferida Duraković
Denise Riley
Saleh Diab
Simon Armitage
Tomas Venclova
Athena Farrokhzad
Tatev Chakhian
Jurij Zawadski
Koraly Dimitriadis
Jakub Kornhauser
Leszek Szaruga
Jerzy Jarniewicz
Agata Kozak

Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Spotkanie ...

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Among the authors of the announced volumes there is also one who will not be present in Krakow this ...

Saleh Diab, Odległy dzień

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Lokator Publishing House will publish a volume of poetry by Saleh Diab: Odległy dzień [A Distant ...

Elena Fanailova, Szybki numerek w ...

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Our unique publishing project will also feature the premiere translation of Elena Fanailova’s poetry. ...

Ferida Duraković, Serce ciemności ...

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The most famous volume of poems from Sarajevo by Ferida Duraković is titled Serce ciemności [Heart ...

Denise Riley, Szantung

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“The tender rebus that Riley and Jarniewicz give us to solve consists of expressions of regret and anger, expressions of disagreement ...

Simon Armitage, Mało brakowało

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Mało brakowało [Close Call] is a collection of selected poems by probably the most popular British ...


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Stub of a Red Pencil

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