On the thirtieth anniversary of transformation marked by the watershed year of 1989, Poznań of the Poets will be dedicated to two kinds of generational experience recorded in poems: the youth saved in the poetry of the brulion generation and the one presaged in the work of the youngest poets. Thus, questions concerning youth will be the core theme of the 2019 Poznań of the Poets. We will have the great honour of hosting Serhiy Zhadan and Yuri Andrukhovych from Ukraine, Miriam Ven hee from Belgium, Ariko Kato from Japan as well as Barbara Klicka, Klara Nowakowska, Marta Eloy-Cichocka, Joanna Roszak, Marcin Baran, Marcin Sendecki and Krzysztof Siwczyk. The programme also includes two-day critical seminar and a number of discussion panels. We will see who is going to win the 2019 Klemens Janicki Competition and another contest of ours, “The Art of Loving the Poem”. Finally, festival audience will have to opportunity to see talented competitors vying in the 3rd National Poetry Slam Championships.