The advance sale for the 23rd poesiefestival berlin (June 17-23) has begun. After an online and a hybrid version, the poetry festival will finally take place in person once again with the theme “All that poetry” at the Akademie der Künste at the Hanseatenweg. Over 150 artists from 33 countries will participate.
The 23rd poesiefestival berlin will take place from June 17 to 23. The festival presents international contemporary poetry in its full range. At Weltklang, poets will read in their original language, including Halyna Kruk from Ukraine, Raymond Antrobus (JAM/GBR), Agustín Fernández Mallo (ESP), Dorothea Grünzweig (DEU) and Julia Wong Kcomt (PER). The festival exhibition AI ANCESTORS explores speculative and sustainable ways of being through body, poetry and sound. Michèle Métail (FRA) will deliver the 2022 Berlin Poetry Lecture. Aras Ören's "Berlin Trilogy" about the first generation of Turkish migrant workers in Kreuzberg will be adapted for the stage. The reVERSible translation workshop will focus on poetry from four of the successor states of the former Yugoslavia: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia. There will again be an extensive participatory program for children and adults, as well as - on the festival Sunday - readings in the Buchengarten and a poetry market. Poetry fans can warm up for the festival at Poets' Corner - Poetry in the Districts. From June 12 to 16, there will be eleven readings at exciting venues with poets from all over the world who live in Berlin.
Tickets are available at poesiefestival.org and from 13th of May at the box office of the Akademie der Künste (Pariser Platz & Hanseatenweg). The festival pass is available exclusively at poesiefestival.org
The complete program and artist biographies can be accessed online at poesiefestival.org.
The poesiefestival berlin is a project of the Haus für Poesie in cooperation with the Akademie der Künste and is supported by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds.
Presented by ASK HELMUT, Deutschlandfunk Kultur, BÜCHERmagazin, EXBERLINER, KUNSTFORUM International, Literaturport, rbbKultur, taz, and tip Berlin.