Poetry International

Poetry International is a bold and inspiring festival of poetry, film and spoken word. For, after all, ‘at the touch of love everyone becomes a poet’ (Plato).

Over a week there are readings, music, poetry films, translations, new commissions, free events and innovative spoken-word performances throughout Southbank Centre, including at The Poetry Library at Royal Festival Hall and the gardens, bars and the public space that surrounds our venues. 

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Poetry International was founded by Ted Hughes in 1967 and takes place every other year. 

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