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European Poetry Festival
April 5, 2018 – April 14, 2018
The first ever European Poetry Festival will present ten events in three British cities, in under two weeks, from April 5th to April 14th 2018. Over 50 poets from 23 countries will take part, many visiting, many residents of the UK.
It will be a pioneering showcase of live literature, including collaboration and performance, and aims at no less than to begin a tradition – an annual festival in the UK, that shares the best of 21st century European and British poetry across the country. It will seize upon a resurgent and vital interest in European culture and tap into a renaissance currently taking place across the continent in avant-garde and literary poetry. The festival is about innovation as well as community, in that the more hospitable the happening, the more challenging the work on display is free to be.