VERVE 2022 – Poetry Events

February 2022
Feb 18
18 February 2022
FRIDAY NIGHT HEADLINE EVENT: Nina Mingya Powles, Jack Underwood, Phoebe Stuckes
Patrick Studio,

6:30pm - 8:00pm Our regular Friday evening poetry headline event features three incredible contemporary UK poets. Nina Mingya Powles’ debut collection, Magnolia (Nine Arches Press, 2019) was shortlisted for the […]

£4.50 – £6.50
Feb 19
19 February 2022
One-off (not) Online Indie Poetry Press Festival VERVE Special
Patrick Studio,

2:00pm - 3:25pm Jake Wild Hall founded digital festival OOIPP in 2021 with the aim of showcasing work from the best indie publishers from across the UK. We loved it […]

£4.50 – £6.50
Feb 19
19 February 2022
SATURDAY NIGHT HEADLINE EVENT: Fiona Benson, Kim Moore, Parwana Fayyaz, Host Jo Bell
Patrick Studio,

  5:30pm - 6:55pm Our regular Saturday evening poetry headline is always a festival highlight. This year we feature three incredible poets who are contributing ground breaking new work to […]

£4.50 – £6.50
Feb 20
20 February 2022
The VERVE Poetry Festival Competition Event: Beginnings, hosted by Caroline Bird
Patrick Studio,

11:00am - 12:25pm The VERVE Competition on the Theme of Beginnings was open for entries in the Summer of 2021, and judged by the wonderful Caroline Bird. This FREE to […]

Free
Feb 20
20 February 2022
Diana Bellessi & Leo Boix: To Love A Woman / Amar a una mujer
Patrick Studio,

  2:30pm - 3:55pm Join Argentinian poet Diana Bellessi and translator Leo Boix to celebrate the publication of To Love A Woman with Poetry Translation Centre. Bellessi is a groundbreaking […]

£4.50 – £6.50
Feb 20
20 February 2022
SUNDAY NIGHT HEADLINE EVENT: Pascale Petit, Ian Duhig & Rachel Long
Patrick Studio,

7:00pm - 8:30pm Our final headline event of the weekend brings three vital poets together to read and talk about their work. Pascale Petit's eighth collection, Tiger Girl (Bloodaxe Books, […]

£4.50 – £6.50