New Writers’ Programme – Versopolis

Versopolis: Promoting and translating emerging poets in partnership with 10 other European Festivals

This is a European poetry platform that creates new opportunities for emerging European poets and is supported by the European Commission’s Creative Europe programme and coordinated by Beletrina Academic Press, who also organises the Days of Poetry and Wine Festival.

Excellent poets write poems in every language but are often unknown beyond the boundaries of the language they write in. The aim of Versopolis is to change this, creating a unique, Europe-wide platform that gives emerging European poets the chance to reach an international audience and meet poets from other countries.

For 2015 Ledbury Poetry Festival selected five emerging poets: Eleanor Rees, Liz Berry, Kim Moore, Adam Horovitz and Meirion Jordan.