EuroNews - 08/03/2024

Poetry is back, baby! Europe's poetry scene is thriving - but it never left in the first place

With more events and cross-border collaboration, the European poetry scene is entering an exciting new chapter. Euronews Culture take a look at some of the subjects, themes and technology influencing poets in Europe.


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A vibrant festival scene

Europe is filled with poetry festivals that facilitate exchanges between international poets and introduce newcomers to the scene.

“I feel like being part of a big family when I travel and when I attend festivals,” says French poet Samantha Barendson, who is part of the Versopolis platform linking upcoming poets from around the world through a network of around 30 festivals.

“It's a unique chance to see, what are the other voices, what are the writing methods or the writing rhythms or the writing themes in other countries.”