The programme for the 19th poesiefestival berlin: Values Verse Art is online! Around 150 poets from all over the world will be questioning our values through the art of verse and bringing them to the stage as poetry in readings, performances, concerts and exhibitions from May 24 to 31 2018. Tickets for the festival are on sale now!
For the 19th poesiefestival berlin Berlin archives, galleries and private collections are presenting rarely seen treasures of concrete, visual and sound poetry. The first ever world climate poetry summit shows how poets absorb man-made climate change into their language. Elke Erb is giving the Berlin Poetry Lecture under the title ‘A Poem Is What It does’. Next to readings, the Poetry Market offers books from poetry publishers, discusses publishing itself and opportunities for web-supported poetry criticism. The three D poetry series, a space for the possibilities of dance, music and poetry, contributes two new performances. Poets and their Bands bring music to get you on your feet. A large programme has been specially developed for schoolchildren, their parents and teachers. The translation workshop VERSschmuggel/reVERSible features poets from the Czech Republic. The festival opens with Weltklang – Night of Poetry. Guest poets are Charles Bernstein (USA), Robert Forster (Australia), Maryam Hooleh (Iran), Jorge Kanese (Paraguay), Ketty Nivyabandi (Burundi), Kerstin Preiwuß (Germany), Yoko Tawada (Japan and Germany), Søren Ulrik Thomsen (Denmark) and Eugeniusz Tkaczyszyn-Dycki (Poland). Poets‘ Corner presents Berlin poets in eight city districts.
19th poesiefestival berlin: Values Verse Art
24 to 31 May 2018
Academy of Arts, Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin
Festival programme and advance tickets at: www.haus-fuer-poesie.org