Since 1983 the Circolo dei Viaggiatori nel Tempo (CVT) have organised several events in the fields of literature, poetry, visual arts and music. During the last thirteen years, its international activity has increased in importance and in significance. After the success of the Genoa International Poetry Festival, that every year invite the most known authors and the best young poets and performers, several European cities and regions (Paris, Helsinki, Lille, Munich, Brugge among the others) have asked the CVT to organise similar literary and poetry events.
The Genoa Poetry Festival, which started in 1995, is now considered the biggest poetry event in Italy and one of the most important in Europe.
In previous years over 700 authors have performed their works in Genoa, from the Nobel Prize winners Czeslaw Milosz, Derek Walcott and Wole Soyinka, to other poets and artists such as Lou Reed, John Giorno, Dacia Maraini, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Yusuf Komunyakaa, Peter Hammill, Tony Harrison, Jack Hirschmann, Simon Armitage, Joy Harjo, Ray Manzarek of The Doors, Joanne Kyger, Pedro Pietri, Charles Tomlinson, Brian Patten, Adonis, Fernando Arrabal, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Mario Luzi, Alvaro Mutis, Michel Houellebecq, Tahar Ben Jelloun, and many others.
Address : Palazzo Ducale, Piazza Matteotti, Genoa, Italy
John’s performance is scheduled to start at 21:00 on Saturday the 21st of June. Admission is Free.