Every summer Berlin is transformed for ten days into a temple of poetry. 100 to 200 poets and artists from around the world come to the poesiefestival berlin to showcase current trends in contemporary poetry.

As well as the traditional book, poetry has long found other ways to find an audience, cheerfully experimenting with theatre, performance, music, dance, film and digital media. The festival gives visitors the opportunity to experience poetry in all its diversity of forms. The poesiefestival berlin demonstrates what power poetry has to inspire. It puts the art of language into the spotlight, pioneering new ways of presenting, publishing and distributing poetry, and its range is international. This is also where artistic directors of poetry festivals around the world come to meet each other.