An opportunity to see some of the most exciting contemporary poets from all over Europe, as over 20 poets travel to London to share new collaborative poems, premiered on the night, in pairs, across languages, styles & nations. These are some of the most dynamic literary and avant-garde poets of the 21st century, celebrating the potential of collaboration to generate truly innovative poetry and work firmly against the divisive idea of a reduced closeness of spirit across our continent. Curated by SJ Fowler.
European Poetry Night 2017 in London. May Saturday 6th: Rich Mix
7.30pm - Free Entry. 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
Bas Kwakman & Jen Calleja / Kinga Toth & Simon Pomery / Endre Ruset & Harry Man / Alessandro Burbank & Max Hofler / Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir & SJ Fowler / Theodoros Chiotis & Vanni Bianconi / Tom Jenks & Weronika Lewandowska / Henriette Støren & Astra Papachristodoulou / Livia Franchini & Maarten van der Graaf / Frank Keizer & Dan Aleksander Ramberg Andersen / Damir Sodan & Tomica Bajsic / Iris Colomb & Serena Braida
The European Poetry Night is supported by Arts Council England, NORLA, The Royal Norwegian Embassy, Dutch Foundation for Literature, Institut Francais London, Austrian Cultural Forum London and many generous others. www.theenemiesproject.com/epn
Presented by The Enemies Project, European Poetry Night is actually one of three events in three nights on the European theme, creating a mini-festival of sorts. This begins in Norwich Writers Centre on May Thursday 4th before going on to Libreria Bookshop on May Friday 5th. All events are free. Details below.
European Poetry Night : Norwich - Writers' Centre Norwich
May Thursday 4th : Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start. Entrance Free.
Dragon Hall, 115-123 King St, Norwich NR1 1QE www.theenemiesproject.com/norwich
EPN Norwich features brand new collaborative works of poetry from pairs of poets drawn from different European nations visiting for the event and as well as many local to Norwich too. Supported by Writers Centre Norwich and the International Literature Showcase. Featuring:
Martin Glaz Serup & Jeremy Noel-Tod / Endre Ruset & Rebecca Tamas / Jonathan Morley & Dan Aleksander Ramberg Andersen / Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir & SJ Fowler / Alison Graham & Matthew Gregory / Chris Hamilton-Emery & Richard Lambert / Zein Sa'dedin & Sarra Said-Wardell / Doug Jones & Sam Jordison / Andrew Wells & Nathan Hamilton / Emily Willis & Olivia Walwyn
May Friday 5th : European Poetry at Libreria
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Free Entry / 65 Hanbury St, London E1 5JP
Readings from some of Europe's most innovative and dynamic poets, visiting London from a half dozen European nations. This event will celebrate the shared literary tradition of our continent with truly contemporary readings and performances in one of London's most beautiful bookshops.