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31 Jan 2023

Versopolis Digital Poetry Expo 2023

Versopolis, a European platform of international poetry festivals, is calling for proposals of poetry projects for their 2023 digital fair on the theme of Connecting by poetry, creating for future. 

Poetry Expo is a digital fair dedicated to poetry, human creativity and literature, designed to showcase the achievements of different nations, cultures and languages, connecting artist from all around the globe. With this initiative, Versopolis aims to support co-operation and increase the visibility of poetry in public spaces by promoting innovative ways of achieving and sharing progress. 

Poetry Expo has 5 subthemes:

  1. Opportunity
  2. Sustainability
  3. Human and artificial creativity
  4. Future prospects
  5. Connect not divide

The organisers are looking for projects, poetic and other works by individuals, organisations and collectives, that actively seek answers to the above themes. 

Who can participate? 

Literary institutions, organisations, collectives or associations, festivals, arts and culture media and anyone else from across the world who feels they are in the position to contribute. Each applicant may pitch one or several projects.

Individual artists are requested to contact the organisers before submitting.

How can people contribute?

Proposals can showcase a project or participate in online events of any genre, with past or recent works, or produce something new especially for Poetry Expo.

Video and audio content should not exceed 60 minutes and should be uploaded to either YouTube, Vimeo or other platforms.

The language of the project is English, however the contributions can be in any language with English subtitles or accompanied by an abstract in English.

Support for projects

This is a not-for-profit project, and it does not offer honoraria to contributors. There is, however, limited funding for English translations and new co-operation ideas

Application guidelines 

Deadline: 31 January 2023