VERVE 2023 Poetry Events

Poets read from and discuss their page-published work

February 2023
Feb 17
17 February 2023
Patrick Studio,

Our regular Friday evening poetry headline event features three incredible contempory poets. Edinburgh born US based Jay Gao’s debut full collection Imperium (Carcanet, 2022) follows his New Poetry Prize-winning pamphlet […]

£4.50 – £6.50
Feb 18
18 February 2023
Patrick Studio,

What would a poetry magazine look like if it was put on a stage? Well, this year we have invited the wonderful Harana Poetry (the online magazine for poets writing […]

£4.50 – £6.50
Feb 18
18 February 2023
Patrick Studio,

We’re proud to bring you the first of what will be an annual event at VERVE - our new Long Poem Event, which will feature one of our favourite poets […]

£4.50 – £6.50
Feb 18
18 February 2023
Patrick Studio,

This year’s Saturday evening headline features three incredible poets, all giants in their way on the contemporary UK poetry scene. We’re thrilled to welcome Queen’s gold medalist for poetry Imtiaz […]

£4.50 – £6.50
Feb 19
19 February 2023
Patrick Studio,

The Verve Competition on the Theme of Protest opened for entries from Nov 14 2022 to Jan 2 2023, judged by the wonderful Kim Moore. This FREE to attend event […]

Free
Feb 19
19 February 2023
Patrick Studio,

Hear poets from the acclaimed 100 Queer Poems (Vintage, 2022) anthology, including editors Andrew McMillan and Mary Jean Chan read their own and other work from this important work! Featuring […]

£4.50 – £6.50
Feb 19
19 February 2023
Patrick Studio,

Bristol Based Burning Eye Books are the UK's top indie publisher of performance poetry. Returning for their third VERVE showcase, we are delighted to welcome Burning Eye editors Bridget Hart […]

£4.50 – £6.50
Feb 19
19 February 2023
Patrick Studio,

Our final headline event of the weekend brings three wonderful poets together to read and talk about their work. Birmingham born Zaffar Kunial's second collection England's Green (Faber, 2022) has […]

£4.50 – £6.50