The Southbank Centre’s biennial Poetry International festival is back.

This year’s celebration of the magic of poetry features four days of readings, workshops, performances, music, and films focusing on the themes of conflict, war, censorship and shifting politics.

Since it was started by Ted Hughes back in 1967, the Poetry International festival has featured poetry from all over the world, and this year is no exception. Head to the Southbank, and you’ll be greeted by poets from Iraq, Iraqi Kurdistan, Palestine, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia, Jamaica, USA, France, Switzerland and the UK; and you can hear work in multiple languages including Pashto, one of the two official languages of Afghanistan.

Click here for more information.



Londonist | Poetry International Festival | Southbank Centre


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