Flanders Poetry Celebration: collaboration with poet Paul Demets

  • Eley Williams (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


As per the organiser's description, the European Poetry Festival celebrates a resurgence in avant-garde and literary poetry that has marked the 21st century in Europe. It aims to not only innovate what a live poetry experience might be, but to inculcate community and engagement between poets across the continent, as well as between new audiences and complex poetries. Held at the iconic National Poetry Library in the Southbank Centre, three Flemish poets presented brand new collaborations with British counterparts exploring literary, experimental and performance poetry. Lies Van Gasse, Maud van Hauwaert and Paul Demets, showcased the brilliant innovation so indicative of a new wave of contemporary Flemish writers exploring the possibilities of modern poetry.
PeriodJun 2022
Event titleEuropean Poetry Festival
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionInternational