The aftermath of poesiefestival berlin

Around 170 poets and artists from 42 countries participated at the 18th poesiefestival berlin: Europe_ Fata Morgana.

Posted by Luka Ostojic on 12 July 2017 Literary Europe Live, Literature Across Frontiers

Charlotte van den Broeck (Photo: © Gazett)

Around 170 poets and artists from 42 countries participated at the 18th poesiefestival berlin: Europe_ Fata Morgana.

As every year, the festival opened with Weltklang – Night of Poetry, featuring, among others, John Burnside (Scotland), Yasuki Fukushima (Japan), Mila Haugová (Slovakia), M. NourbeSe Philip (Tobago/Canada), and our New Voice 2017 Charlotte van den Broeck (Belgium).

In Studio Europa the festival presented new literary discoveries in a panorama of contemporary European poetry, with five emerging poets acclaimed in their own countries, offering their poetic view on world events.

Our joint project this year was the annual VERSschmuggel / reVERSible poetry translation workshop with the first ever collaboration between Kurdish and German poets possible. Six poets form the entire Kurdish region will work on mutual translations with six German poets. Click on the link above to read about them.

Poesiefestival berlin was organized by Haus für Poesie in co-operation with the Berlin Academy of Arts.

You can find more about the festival on Haus für Poesie website and see photos on our Facebook page.