22nd poesiefestival berlin: Festival website is online, tickets on sale now

SAVE THE DATE: Digital Opening on 11 June with Weltklang

The Festival website of the 22nd poesiefestival berlin with the complete programme is online now at poesiefestival.org. From 11 to 17 June 2021 the Festival, under the heading Da liegt Europa/There Lies Europe is presenting 23 digital readings, talks, concerts and workshops as well as 70 interviews, essays and anthology contributions in the form of text – 150 artists from around the world are taking part. The events are accessible via a paywall: tickets at 3€ as well as festival passes for 19€, which give access to all productions, are available from today at poesiefestival.org/en/tickets and are valid for two months from the start of the festival.

The Festival will open online on 11 June at 8 pm with Weltklang – Night of Poetry. The nine writers taking part, Ichiko Aoba (Japan), Ben Lerner (USA), Hannah Lowe (United Kingdom), Valzhyna Mort (Belarus), Chus Pato (Galicia/Spain), Marieke Lucas Rijneveld (Netherlands), Marko Tomaš (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Peter Waterhouse (Austria) and Judith Zander (Germany), will be demonstrating the wealth of contemporary poetry, its diversity of content and the wide range of its approaches and styles. The online production is edited together from recordings of the authors and elaborately post-produced. German translations will be provided as subtitles; many of the poems have been translated into German for the first time for Weltklang. The literary critic Christian Metz will be hosting the evening. In addition, written Poetry Talks with Ichiko Aoba, Ben Lerner, Hannah Lowe, Valzhyna Mort, Chus Pato, Marieke Lucas Rijneveld and Marko Tomaš in the original language and German translation will also be posted on poesiefestival.org.


FRI 11 June – THU 17 June 2021

22nd poesiefestival berlin



Tickets: 3€, Festival Pass: 19€

The prices for Poetic Education may vary. 

Complete programme and advance ticket sales at poesiefestival.org 

Every summer, Berlin is transformed for ten days into a stronghold of poetry. 150 poets from around the world come to the poesiefestival berlin and present current trends in contemporary poetic art. The Festival enables poetry to be experienced in all its diversity of forms and welcomes up to 13,000 visitors each year. As in 2020 already, the Festival will be taking place online this year.

The 22nd poesiefestival berlin is a project by the Haus für Poesie in cooperation with the Academy of Arts. Funded by the Capital Cultural Fund and the Federal Foreign Office. It gratefully acknowledges the kind support of the Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co. KG and the Goethe-Institut. Presented by Der Freitag, taz, BÜCHERmagazin, tip Berlin/ EXBERLINER, rbbKultur, Deutschlandfunk Kultur, ASK HELMUT and SINN UND FORM.

22nd poesiefestival berlin: Festival website is online, tickets on sale now