All set for the 8th edition of the poetry festival NUDO

02/04/2024 - 12:35 h

Ajuntament de Barcelona

The event, which will be held from 7 to 14 April, adds spaces, recovers the poetry fair and is inspired by the body as a driving force for creation.

“Annual poetry event in Barcelona that celebrates the unsuspected links between beings and things, between ideas and forms”. This is how NUDO, the festival of unleased poetry, defines itself. This year it reaches its 8th edition, and it will do so with acts and activities over 8 days and in 8 different spaces.

As it has done every year since 2017, NUDO aims to show the contemporary poetic reality without any limits of frontiers, languages or formats. It defends dialogue with other disciplines and advocates the small format that favours the intimate and close experience where brotherhood, words and beauty reign supreme. The proposal is, in the words of the organisation itself, “a refuge in the form of performance, international video-poetry, unusual and surprising itineraries around the city, a wide variety of workshops, live performances and exhibitions of visual poetry”.

This 2024 will take place from 7 to 14 April, with events divided between Casa SEAT, Inusual Project, Pati Llimona Civic Centre, Mercè Rodoreda Library, BCN School of Creativity, Animal Sospechoso bookshop, Claror Marítim, Utopia 46 and RAI. Pati Llimona will host on Saturday 13 April the poetry fair “Nudos y desnudos”, an insatiable poetry market with a vermouth, concert, recitals and 20 stands with all kinds of articles related to poetry. Another highlight will be the collective exhibition “Això és un cos”, at the Utopia 46 gallery, with photographs and texts by 24 well-known writers and photographers. The opening will take place on Tuesday 9 April and there will be a poetry recital by Anna Gual and Valentina Marchant.

We would also like to highlight the show Jardín, which will bring together the poetry of Alejandro Simón Partal and the music of pianist Alejandro Pelayo at Casa SEAT. It will take place on Thursday 11 April, the day after the recital by the Galician poetess Yolanda Castaño, winner of the National Poetry Prize, at the Mercè Rodoreda Library, where she will also talk to the festival director, Carmen Berasategui.

See all the details of the programme at this link.

In the picture, detail of the poster of the 8th edition of the NUDO festival, by Andrea Díaz Reboredo and Laura C. Vela.