What is the poesiefestival berlin?

Every summer Berlin is transformed for seven days into a temple of poetry. Poets and artists from around the world come to the poesiefestival berlin, one of Europe’s biggest poetry festivals since 2000. After an online version in 2020 and a hybrid version in 2021, the poetry festival will finally take place in person once again with the theme “All that poetry” at the Akademie der Künste at the Hanseatenweg. The productions from 2020 and 2021 are still available.

With this year’s theme of “All that poetry,” the festival will present a wide spectrum of international contemporary poetry. Far from being “niche,” poetry represents one of today’s most interesting and experimental art forms – one that touches thousands of people around the world through its versatility, diversity, and precision.

Who organises the festival?

The poesiefestival berlin is organised by the Haus für Poesie in cooperation with its partners and supporters.

How does the poesiefestival berlin finance itself?

The 23rd poesiefestival berlin is a project of the Haus für Poesie in cooperation with the Academy of Arts and is supported by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds.

Presented by ASK HELMUT, Deutschlandfunk Kultur, BÜCHERmagazin, EXBERLINER, KUNSTFORUM International, Literaturport, rbbKultur, taz and tip Berlin.

Kindly supported by ECHOO Konferenzdolmetschen and the literary bookstore Der Zauberberg.

The poesiefestival berlin is a member of the European poetry platform Versopolis. Raymond Antrobus und Eduard Escoffet participate in the festival through Versopolis, supported by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union.

See all partners/sponsors here

I am an author. How can I participate in the festival?

Usually, our project managers curate the festival events and invite authors.
If you have a project idea get in touch with the programme team of Haus für Poesie mail@haus-fuer-poesie.org.

How can I become a festival partner?

We are open to any kind of collaboration requests.

Whom can I contact if I have further questions?

You can write to presse@haus-fuer-poesie.org. We will forward your request to the right person.