Transpoesie 2018 – EU National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC)
The Transpoesie poetry festival has been organised since 2011 by EUNIC Brussels, network of EU National Institutes for Culture to celebrate the diversity of European languages. Beloved poets from different European countries present their creations in their original languages, with translations into French, English and Dutch.
Ann Cotten (born 1982 in Iowa, US) is a German- and English-speaking writer, translator and literary theorist. At the age of five she moved to Vienna with her family, where she graduated with a degree in German studies. Her thesis on concrete poetry was supervised by Wendelin Schmidt-Dengler. The poet and author is known for her playful language experiments and is seen as one of the most radical voices of contemporary literary avant-garde. She lives in Berlin and Vienna. In 2007 she released her first collection of poetry Fremdwörterbuchsonett. Her more recent works include Der schaudernde Fächer (2013), Verbannt! with illustrations by the author (2016) and the anthology Jikiketsugaki.Tsurezuregusa (2017). Her literary work is highly acclaimed, not only in the literary scene, but also in the fields of fine arts and art theory and she was recently awarded the Klopstock Prize and the Ernst Bloch Prize. Her other awards include the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize (2014) and the Hugo Ball Prize (2017).