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Somewhere in the world, every day, someone is writing poetry, reading poetry, encouraging and mentoring poetry, awarding recognition to poetry, presenting and celebrating poetry in new and unusual ways. Take a look at where and when and how poetry is happening. Send us poetry-related dates or events you’d like to see on our ever-blossoming Griffin International Poetry Calendar. If you have an event you would like to be included, please email details to

Brooklyn Poetry Slam: May 31, 2022

BRIC House 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY

RSVPs are encouraged but not required. Entry is first come, first served, so please make sure to come early if you'd like to grab a spot! Check-in starts at 5:00PM / Ballroom doors open at 6:30PM / Event starts at 7:00PM Join us live and in-person at BRIC House for …

Palimpsest Press 2022 Spring Launch


Join Nisa Malli, Catherine Graham, Michael Trussler, Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang, and David Barrick for the Palimpsest 2022 Spring Launch! With host Jim Johnstone. Register in advance.


Writers’ Guild of Alberta Annual Conference: Shifting Creative Gears


The WGA 2022 Conference: Shifting Creative Gears, is scheduled for June 3 – 5, 2022. After two years of trying new digital programs to adapt our literary world to the pandemic, we are now looking at how our creative lives might shift going forward—perhaps we won’t return to “normal,” but …

$135 – $205

Parole Spalancate: Genoa International Poetry Festival

The 28th edition of Parole Spalancate  (“Wide Open Words”) the International Poetry Festival of Genoa, takes place from June 9th to 19th 2021 in the historic location of Palazzo Ducale in Genoa. Since its first edition in 1995, the festival represents the largest and longest-running Italian event of poetry, with over 1.700 poets and artists taking part …


Annikki Poetry Festival

Annikki Wooden Quarter Annikinkuja 2, Tampere

The lineup and the schedule of the festival has been announced! The Annikki Poetry Festival will be held on 11 June 2022 from 11 am to 10 pm in the courtyard of the Annikki Wooden Quarter in Tampere, Finland. At the festival, the present will engage in dialogue with the past under the theme On the Shoulders …

Tongo Eisen-Martin: Debut Record Release Show

Great American Music Hall 859 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA

On June 18th, GAMH is extremely proud to present the debut record release show of San Francisco’s poet laureate Tongo Eisen-Martin. Celebrating the release of “I Go To The Railroad Tracks And Follow Them To The Station Of My Enemies”, the extraordinary debut recorded work of one of the most …

$21 – $23

Kendal Poetry Festival


We are thrilled to be running our first hybrid Kendal Poetry Festival in 2022 - with all events taking place in the heart of Kendal and on your screen! In its fifth year, the festival will welcome some of the most exciting poets and artists we could find throughout the UK - …