About Stockholm Poetry Festival
Stockholm Poetry Festival was founded in 1997 by the Magazine 10TAL. Since then, close to 200 of today’s most interesting and innovative poets have visited the festival. Together with musicians, actors, dancers and artists, they have created unique and unforgettable performances at the Royal Dramatic Theatre.
The festival springs from a wish to give literature a scenic expression and take new shapes and directions. The word, which is at the center of the festival, meets dance, music, circus, performance, and in that encounter creates something new. It is a feast of the moment where everything only happens once.
The festival is a meeting point and a great source of inspiration. Many international poets, formerly unknown to the Swedish audience, have been introduced here, and it also gives them a place to meet their Swedish counterparts. When artists from around the world gathers at this celebration, borders open between countries and cultural differences become something that helps literature renew itself.
Through this festival, the staff at 10TAL want to present the most creative and important poetry that is being written in the world today. We believe that there is a need for poetry and dreams, that poetry shows us ways of development and change.
For more information about the festival please contact us.
Director: Madeleine Grive, email@example.com
Phone: +46–8-612 10 49, Fax: +46–8-612 10 77