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Greeting by Klaus Lederer

“All That Poetry:” This is the theme under which the (poetry) world once again gathers in Berlin for the poesiefestival berlin – not only digitally, but, as luck would have it, in “real life,” too. I very much hope that we can once again experience the full range of poetic expression live – so that we can all feel this unique festival’s very special atmosphere.

This is something I have truly missed in the past two years.

Let’s take this opportunity to meet and exchange; whether it’s to enjoy the art of language or to follow artistic explorations of social and political issues moving us right now – at readings, talks, films, and concerts.

I wish all participants and guests an exciting festival!

Klaus Lederer
Senator für Kultur und Europa