poesiefestival berlin 2019.
Finally Time for Language Weltklang – Night of Poetry

Opening Event

The 20th poesiefestival berlin sets an example against populism and hate speech. The USA is the country under focus: In keeping with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York, two special events are devoted to LGBT writing; Walt Whitman’s long poem “Leaves of Grass” is staged; and spoken-word-artist Sarah Kay performs. In Berlin, Argentine poet Sergio Raimondi gives the speech on poetry.

The festival, a cooperation with the Akademie der Künste, opens with “Weltklang – Night of Poetry”.

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Friday, 14 Jun 2019

In German and English

€ 13/8

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Haus für Poesie