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About the Festival...

Where can poetry take you? What can a language do? Do we even need language? How to experiment with art? We will explore these questions together during workshops, poetry readings, and performances. We also didn’t forget about expert panels where YOU can ask questions.


We have invited a diverse range of poets and artists from Folkestone, Kent, London, and beyond to help unpack these questions. We are incredibly grateful to each and every one of them for agreeing to take part. They are all experimental artists but their practice goes in different directions. What do they have in common? Their poetry and art are very now, very current, and very, very good.


“Beyond Text” Innovative Poetry Festival takes place over three days filled with events for poetry aficionados and lovers of experimental art, but is also extremely accessible to people who don’t have much (or any!) experience with poetry (check our innovative poetry workshops for beginners). Come, engage, think, listen, and be entertained. 


Let’s shake things up!

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