An evening of leaving-our-own-continent camaraderie...
Dynamic, innovative, collaborative poetry from over a dozen of Europe’s most interesting poets marks the night when the UK officially leaves its own continent. New works, made in pairs by these poets, both local to Kent and visiting from across Europe, will be performed just for this night. A unique celebration of the possibilities of collaboration and contemporary poetry aim to alleviate, however briefly, the malaise of Brexit.
The European Poetry Festival was born out of a desire to celebrate, in the UK and beyond, the grand resurgence in avant-garde and literary poetry that has marked the 21st century in Europe. It aims to not only innovate what a live poetry experience might be, but to inculcate community and engagement between poets across the continent, as well as between new audiences and complex poetries.
With Dragan Todorovic, Livia Franchini, Astra Papachristodoulos, Christian Patracchini, Theo Chiotis, Serena Braida, Iris Colomb, Simon Nastac, Bob Tsukada Bright, SJ Fowler and more to be announced.
Part of Eutopia Festival at Gulbenkian and The European Poetry Festival