My new festival, the sister of the European Poetry Festival, began on a rainy, dank, slightly loopy London night, October 11th 2019, in Dalston. The event was a reading but also an opening, for an exhibition we’ve done with the fest. The whole project is an experiment, to see if the resonance of the EPF can be extended into something else, something that feels worthwhile and generative. This night was an optimistic beginning. Because it was intimate, sincere and generous. All the videos are up on https://www.europeanpoetryfestival.com/burley and are seriously worth a watch. and I’ve included here Ragnhildur Johanns reading, as she said good things about my star sign.