24. poesiefestival berlin – no one is an island

From June 9th to 16th, 2023, Berlin will again become a world capital of poetry with poesiefestival berlin, organized by Haus für Poesie in cooperation with Academy of Arts Berlin. Under the motto “no one is an island”, the festival will present contemporary poetry from around the world.

No one is an island: We all depend and rely on each other, whether we like it or not. This makes it urgent to find common ways of living, speaking, and understanding each other. Poetry can deeply connect us by reminding us of our shared humanity, transcending languages, creating resonances and forging communities.

At poesiefestival berlin, we will celebrate these poetic communities in readings, performances, poetry talks, workshops, and artistic interventions. We encourage everyone to make contact, share experiences and be touched by language, sound and the intensity that comes with finding ourselves in the words of others.