European Poetry Festival presenting on Poetry Expo 2023
Poetry Expo 23
The European Poetry Festival in the UK is unique as a festival happening for a number of reasons, having involved over 1000 poets from across our continent since its inception in 2018. All attending poets present new works, and the festival pushes the boundaries of what is possible for live literature in the 21st century. Improvisation, performance and experiment is encouraged, specifically in the environment of the live event, separate from the book. At the centre of all this is a celebration of collaboration. The Camarade event format has seen hundreds of new works made by pairs of poets, performed, bringing together new literal friendships in the making of poetry. Here, for Poetry Expo, we present a selection of some of the festival’s most unique and brilliant collaborative works from the last festival in 2022, given the 2023 edition begins soon in April 2023.
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SJ Fowler and Benedict Taylor – European Poetry Festival: Winter Camarade 2022
Serena Braida and Christodoulos Makris – Ireland: European Poetry Festival 2022
Michael O'Mahony and Max Höfler – Lithuania: European Poetry Festival 2022
Josep Pedrals and Mischa Foster Poole – Catalan: European Poetry Festival 2022
Bård Torgersen and Dario Fariello – European Poetry Festival: Norway 2022
Andreja Štepec and Vik Shirley – Slovenia: European Poetry Festival 2022
Krišjānis Zeļģis & SJ Fowler – Latvia: European Poetry Festival 2022
Jaka Škapin and André Naffis-Sahely – European Poetry Festival: Swiss 2022
SJ Fowler and Fabian Faltin: The Next Next Step – Austria: European Poetry Festival 2022
You can read more about the European Poetry Festival on this link.
The project is part of the subtheme Connect not divide.
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.