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Can’t wait until February? Find out what we’re up to…  

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Can’t wait until February? Find out what we’re up to…

Stu’s Overview of the 2019 Programme

I'm really pleased with the programming for Verve 2019, as I think we have taken a big leap forwards in ambition and scope. We have commissioned more than ever before - including a brand new theatre poetry piece from last year's UniSlam winners, now called The Second...

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The 2019 Programme and Tickets go Live on Monday!

This coming Monday (to confirm, Monday, 12th November, 2018) the Verve Poetry Festival 2019 line up is RELEASED and tickets go LIVE. That’s right. At 8 PM GMT on November 12th, all the tickets for our four day festival get released all at once. None of...

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Guest Blog: Joelle Taylor on the 2019 Competition

Judging a poetry competition is always a great privilege, and it’s an honour to be asked to do so for Verve. But it’s a subjective endeavour, so here are some clues as to the things I enjoy reading: I’m looking for poetry that overturns buildings,...

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Launching Our 2019 Competition!

As many of you know - every year Verve runs a poetry competition. We take in hundreds of submissions from all over the world; get a top-dollar judge to agonise over them and bite their nails; and then put on an event with 30 or so of the poems. The Verve 2017...

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Welcome back!

If you’ve been well out the loop for the past couple of weeks, it’s okay. Exhale - you’ve landed yourself in the right place. We’re about to hit you with some big stuff. 1. VERVE IS BACK Refresh your twitter feed, get on the new mailing list, dust of your poetry...

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