European Poetry Festival 2020, the UK’s largest celebration of continental poetry, was postponed from April 2020 to October 2020, optimistically. In the place of 12 live events, which would’ve featured over 100 poets, created loads of brand new literary performances and collaborations, building new friendships in the sincere and genuine enthusiasm of new cross continental communities, and pushing the envelope in what is possible in live literature, the fest has commissioned new video-poems / kinetic-poems / online readings to whet appetites. Made to measure by poets across Europa who would have been attending in person.
European Poetry Festival
The European Poetry Festival celebrates, 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 innovative 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. The EPF is trying to create a new understanding of what European literature might be in a new Europe.