Readers still needed for Festival of Listening

Our Festival of Listening is this Tuesday evening, March 1, at (SCENE) Metrospace in East Lansing. You can view photos from last year’s Festival here.

This annual event, celebrating untranslated poetry from around the world, is an aural delight. The rhythms and cadences of languages with which we may be unfamiliar can transform us to other places.

At this time, we have readers signed up for French, German, Dutch, Friesian, Arabic, Hindi, and Portuguese.

With roughly 6,500 languages spoken globally, this represents a mere thousandth of the possibilities.

We are still accepting readers of any language aside from English to share a poem on Tuesday. You needn’t be fluent in the language, merely capable of reading it aloud.

To sign up to read, please visit here.

For event details, please visit here.



Published by cpoetrymsu

The Center for Poetry opened in the fall of 2007 to encourage the reading, writing, and discussion of poetry and to create an awareness of the place and power of poetry in our everyday lives. We think about this in a number of ways, including through readings, shows, community outreach, and workshops. We are at work building a poetry community at MSU and in the greater Lansing area. Contact: (517) 884-1932

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