VERVE 2023 Poetry Events

Poets read from and discuss their page-published work

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Friday Night Headline Event: Jay Gao, Will Harris, Denise Saul
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
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Feb
18
18
February
2023
Harana Poetry LIVE hosted by Kostya Tsolakis
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
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Feb
18
18
February
2023
The VERVE Long Poem with Wayne Holloway-Smith
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
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Feb
18
18
February
2023
Saturday Night Headline Event: Imtiaz Dhaker, Helen Mort, Hannah Sullivan
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
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Feb
19
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February
2023
The Verve Poetry Festival Competition Event: Protest hosted by Kim Moore.
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
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Feb
19
19
February
2023
100 Queer Poems: Hosted by Andrew McMillan and Mary Jean Chan
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
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Feb
19
19
February
2023
Burning Eye Books Showcase hosted by Bridget Hart and Clive Birnie.
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
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Feb
19
19
February
2023
Sunday Night Headline Event: Zaffar Kunial, Gregory Leadbetter, Jenny Mitchell
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
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