The time is nearing for another Poetry Hearings, one of Berlin’s more worthwhile annual poetry events. The announcement below is from the festival’s own site:

Poetry Hearings: Berlin Festival of Poetry in English returns Friday and Saturday, November 20-21, 2009.

We are excited to announce a change in location for Poetry Hearings, this year taking place at the historic Kaffee Burger in Mitte. This unique venue dates back to the 1930s, and was a meeting place for artists during the DDR times.

What hasn’t changed in the Poetry Hearings’ commitment to bringing a diverse range of artists for the Berlin audience. Mainstream, experimental, and performance poetry from the UK, US, Ireland, Australia, and Wales will take the stage on these two chilly fall nights to electrify, provoke, and share their words.

We have a wonderful lineup in store this year, featuring: Matthew Sweeny, Donna Stonecipher, Alistair Noon, Tim Turnbull, Ivy Alvarez, Tom Chivers, Andrew Shields, Mary Noonan, Hannah Silva, and Maurice Scully.
Hosting PH2009 will be Michael Haeflinger. Keep checking back here for updated information and if you would like to be added to the civilian email / non-myspace mailing list, please email mikehaef@gmail.com.

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