Manchester and Salford
Poetry Emergency ii: a northwest radical poetry festival

Date: Friday 22nd November - Saturday 23rd November

Full programme, and tickets, will be available soon

Poetry Emergency is a two-day festival exploring emergency and liveness in radical poetic art, taking place in Salford and Manchester on 22nd and 23rd November 2019. Bringing together some of the most challenging and surprising poets and performers of the moment, we ask how poetic art can intervene against passivity and fear in order to agitate and inspire. In the emergency-prone moment of anxiety and disaster-creation, how can the mini-revolutions of language art snowball into communities of support and resistance? After a first event in 2018 which shook us up and re-figured us beyond anything we could have hoped for, we’re so excited to bring Poetry Emergency back, and to once again bring together a rare and exciting programme to the North West, crossing between poetry readings and performance, alongside workshops and discussions.

Friday 22nd November ~ Salford University, various venues, M5 4WT
A day of workshops, seminars & discussion, followed by an evening of performance.

Saturday 23rd November ~ 70 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5NH
A day of poetry & poetry-adjacent performance

Saturday 23rd November, evening ~ The Castle Hotel, Manchester, M4 1LE
An evening of poetry-theatre, & merriment

Line-up includes:

Fatema Abdoolcarim
Meg Boulton, Jason Edwards and Maddie Boden perform Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
Gloria Dawson
Callie Gardner
James Goodwin
Edmund Hardy
Tom Jenks
Lisa Jeschke & Lucy Beynon
Jazz Linklater
Generic Greeting Collective
Geraldine Monk & Alan Halsey
Luna Montenegro & Adrian Fisher
Ghazal Mosadeq
Alice Notley
Azad Ashim Sharma
Ashwani Sharma
Kashif Sharma-Patel
Zoë Svendsen
Scott Thurston

Full programme, and tickets, will be available soon 

Generously supported by the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership, the University of Salford, and Manchester Metropolitan University

Artwork by Will Berry