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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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