An international archive of multimedia poetry.

Started in 2020 on International Poetry Day to bring poetry in the voice of their authors to an international community isolated by the pandemic, the collection now houses over 500 audiovisual poems from all over the world in various languages. In 2021, Kulturhuset Islands Brygge joins this project to house and feature the collection in Denmark, with a focus on climate, culture, and reconnecting our communities.

For 2023, the Poetic Phonotheque is preparing its third NATURE & CULTURE – International Poetry Film Festival, along with collaborations with various organizations in the Nordic region and Latin America. Read below for more or send us your poem!

Poetry Film Festival in KBH:

Performing arts and activism often go hand in hand, used as tools to deliver messages in need of their voices being represented. In this case, it isn’t a voice or a minority, but an entire planet that needs to be spoken for by those inhabiting it… the main threading line being poetry in interdisciplinary media.

That is the concept behind “Nature & Culture – International Poetry Film Festival”, which on its 2nd year received approx. 500 films, from documentaries to short films, experimental and poetry films, all which discuss the connections between humanity and nature using a poetic language. 

Learn more about the festival on the main menu’s page for it, and submit your film to the 3rd edition of the festival, coming up in 2023.

Festival program, 2022

Learn more at:

Visit the Poetic Phonotheque in Copenhagen!

The Danish Headquarters:

Kulturhuset Islands Brygge is the official home of the Poetic Phonotheque in Denmark. Learn more about this collaboration and their other cultural projects here.

The Online Collection:

Take a virtual tour around the world with poetry in the voice of its authors from neighbouring…and very distant places.

Add your voice to the Collection:


Let us keep the momentum of the Poetic Phonotheque by guiding it to the documentation of the subjects that inspire, move, and matter to our society.

For this reason, this second open call asks for poems in every language, from every nation and in all poetic / performative styles, with the theme of INDIGENOUS HERITAGE as central topic, as well as environment, nature, and in connection to this how we envision the future.

The Poetic Phonotheque (Det Poetiske Fonotek) is based in Copenhagen, Denmark, founded by Red Door and housed by Kulturhuset Islands Brygge in DK and by Kultivera in Sweden.