An international collection 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 100 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.

On 2022, the Poetic Phonotheque is currently developing collaborations with various organizations in Scandinavia and Latin America for its expansion, as well as preparing for its 2nd International Poetry Film Festival, which has already received more than 300 films.

Poetry Film Festival in KBH:

The POETIC PHONOTHEQUE is currently receiving submissions for its upcoming Film Festival. Submit your short until August 20. Learn more here:

Visit the Poetic Phonotheque in Copenhagen! On November 21 & 28, 2021 we celebrated the first international poetry film festival “Nature & Culture”, created in collaboration with Kulturhuset Islands Brygge. We received over 300 films from all over the world for this event, and it was free for everyone to join us. A beautiful book was published to commemorate this.
Click here to learn more.

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.

Open Call: Poetry on Nature & Indigenous Heritage.

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.