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Eduard Escoffet

Poet and cultural agitator

Poet, cultural agitator and professor of the Master of Sound Art at the University of Barcelona. He is co-founder of the collective Projectes poètics sense tí He was co-director of Barcelona Poesia (International Poetry Festival of Barcelona), directed the festival of current poetic practices PROPOSTA at the Contemporary Culture Center of Barcelona (2000-2004) and currently directs the festival Poesia i +, organized by the Palau de Caldes d'Estrac Foundation in different municipalities of the Maresme. He was also curator, with Eugeni Bonet, of the film cycle Pròximament en aquesta pantalla, about lyricist cinema at MACBA (2005). He is co-author of the plays Wamba va! (2005), Puaj./Ecs. (2005) and La belbel underground (2006), as well as the film Cos endins (Itália, 2019). He has written the poetry books Gaire [Not much] (Pagès, 2012) and El terra i el cel [The ground and the sky] (LaBreu, 2013). He curated the exhibition "La xarxa al bosc. Joan Brossa i la poesia experimental [The network in the forest. Joan Brossa and experimental poetry], 1946-1980" (2019) at the Joan Brossa Foundation in Barcelona, and the exhibition "Boso, Brossa y la galaxia concreta" (2018), at the Casa-Museo Federico García Lorca in Granada. He has published, accompanied by the electronic band Bradien, the albums Pols (spa.RK, 2012) and Escala (spa.RK, 2015), and is currently a member of the group Barba Corsini, with whom he released the album Un nou incendi (2021).

He has practiced different aspects of poetry (visual poetry, written poetry, installation, oral poetry, poetic action), although his work focuses on sound poetry and live recital. Apart from his activity in the Barcelona countercultural scene, he has presented his work in centers, festivals and poetry programs around the world, such as the Pompidou Center, the Palais de Tokyo, the Fondation Cartier in Paris, the Berlin Poesiefestival, the Bowery Poetry Club in New York, the Centro Cultural São Paulo, the Sónar Barcelona, the Museo Reina Sofía, the Roma Poesia, the PoetryAfrica in South Africa or the Museo del Copo in Mexico City, among many others. In parallel, he has also worked as a consultant in rural policies.

Update: 25 February 2022


Kosmopolis 13. Café Europa

Talk with Joana Brabo, Krzysztof Czyzewski, Juan de Diego, Eduard Escoffet, Carles Hac Mor, Josep Pedrals, Rogelio Saunders, Nermin Yildirim, Monika Zgustova and Bashkim Shehu

Has participated in

Anne Waldman

"Star at Midnight", poetry recital with Eduard Escoffet, Adriano Galante, Los Sara Fontán, and Pablo Volt

Something has entered some verse

Central event of the World Poetry Day 2022

A Thousand Sibyls

Maria Arnal, José Luis de Vicente and Eduard Escoffet with Marta Mathéu

Knowing, Doing, Understanding #1

Open seminar directed by Marina Garcés

The Stomach of the Writers (4)

Workshop and dialogue with Anna Dot, Eduard Escoffet, Jordi Nopca and Marc Caellas

The sense of culture

A thousand and one voices