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May 25, 2023

Interview with PI Julia Lajta-Novak

Our PI Julia Lajta-Novak worked on an article for the University of Vienna’s magazine for scientific communication “Rudolphina”. Access the full German-language text here!

May 23, 2023

Newsletter #5

Our second newsletter for 2023 is out! Have a look below:

April 28, 2023

Paul Muldoon Reading

Together with Ass.-Prof. Dr. phil. Dieter Fuchs, M.A. and MMag. Dr. Tamara Radak from the Centre for Irish Studies, the Poetry off the Page team organised a guest lecture by the Pulitzer Prize winner and poet Paul Muldoon. In this lecture, Muldoon read from his published work and spoke about poetry in performance.

We really enjoyed the wonderful lecture, as well as the productive collaboration with our colleagues from CIS and look forward to more projects like this in the future!

March 15, 2023

Call for Papers

The Call for Papers for our second project conference “All Borders Blur: Mapping Intersections and Genre Crossings in UK Spoken-Word Poetriese Since 1965” has been published. You can find the full-colour CfP here, as well as a text-only version here. For more information as well as contact details, please consult the official All Borders Blur website!

Deadline for abstracts: 08 May 2023

February 27, 2023

Taking the Mic Conference Report

Taking the Mic, our very first project conference, took place in November 2022. It was a day-long event celebrating Black British spoken word Poetry since 1965, co-convened by our very own Dr. Emily Kate Timms and Dr. Deirdre Osborne FRSA of Goldmiths University of London.

We are excited to present you with Dr. Timms’ conference report detailling this vibrant day (talking about) of spoken word!
Read the report here!

January 26, 2023

Newsletter #4

The PoP Team wishes everyone a happy new year! Read our first newsletter of 2023 here:

September 26, 2022

Conference Update

Registration for our first project conference “Taking the Mic: Black British Spoken Word Poetry Since 1965 – Aesthetics, Activisms, Auralities” is now open. The conference is a free event with options for remote attendance: is a free event with options for remote attendance – you can register here:

September 14, 2022

Newsletter #3

Our third newsletter has arrived! Read it here.

May 30, 2022

GAIN Poetry Slam

Just in time for Pride Month, Poetry Off the Page proudly announces the GAIN Poetry Slam, which we are co-organising in Vienna – it takes place on 29th June at 6 o’clock on the University of Vienna Campus Altes AKH. There will also be a slam workshop on 13 June to prepare aspiring poets for the event.

April 25, 2022

Taking the Mic: Call for Papers

The Call for Papers for our first project conference “Taking the Mic: Black British Spoken Word Poetry Since 1965” has been published!

Deadline for abstracts: 15 June