Festival of Hope 2 / 27 January 2021

Poetry Films

Festival of Hope 2

Unable, finally, to take place in the flesh, the European Poetry Festival leans into what can be created without proximity, generating new insights into poetic practice in continental Europe by creating ambitious film-poetry collaborations especially for a digital festival, starring poets such as Aase Berg, Robert Prosser and Kinga Toth.

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Where Is Everyone, Austria, a poetry film

Swedish Beest, a poetry film

The Hungarian Vacuum, a poetry film


European Poetry Festival

The European Poetry Festival is the biggest consistent celebration of continental poetry in the UK, ever. For six years as a festival, and a decade as an event series, over 1000 European poets have performed new collaborations across the British Isles. The festival celebrates, in the UK and beyond, the grand resurgence in avant-garde and literary poetry that has marked the 21st century across Europe and it aims to not only innovate 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. At the heart of this is our collaborative model, our Camarade events. Here pairs of poets, visiting or based in the UK, create brand new works for each event, free to create as they wish. Each event often features multiple pairings, and so our events become energised, engaging playgrounds for experimentation as well as friendships. 

Our sixth festival took place across spring 2023, with 11 events across the UK, witnessed by near enough 1000 people. www.europeanpoetryfestival.com/2023