Verve Poetry Competition 2020: DIVERSITY

Verve Poetry Competition 2020: DIVERSITY

Before you knew you missed us, Verve are back with the details of a brand new – and slightly earlier – poetry competition ahead of our fourth (fourth!) festival coming February 2020. The Verve Poetry Competition has been one of the most brilliant parts of...
Introducing… Verve Friendship Scheme!

Introducing… Verve Friendship Scheme!

Do you love Verve Poetry Festival? Do you want to get your hands on festival & workshop tickets before anyone else? Do you want a shiny new pin badge?? If you answered yes to any of the above then it sounds like we should be friends! Get ready for Verve’s...
UniSlam x Verve

UniSlam x Verve

UniSlam founder and Verve poet Toby Campion wrote a guest blog about UniSlam, its relationship with Birmingham and what you can look forward to at Verve Poetry Festival.  UniSlam is the UK National University Poetry Slam & Summit, bringing together teams of...
Guest Blog #6: Peter Raynard on Proletarian Poetry

Guest Blog #6: Peter Raynard on Proletarian Poetry

Have you heard the poem about the refugee, the postman, the bookie, the barmaid, brass band, homeless person, war hero grandfather, suffragette grandmother, the footballer, and the capitalist? Well you will if you come along to the Proletarian Poetry showcase; a space...
The World’s Smallest Poetry Festival

The World’s Smallest Poetry Festival

Whilst we at Verve love putting on some of the finest poets in the world, in one of the greatest cities on the planet, we are also very partial to humouring people. The more studious of you may recall last year’s ‘Verve is Fake’ debacle: where...