lyrikline is an international website for experiencing the diversity of contemporary poetry. Here you can listen to the melodies, sounds, and rhythms of international poetry, recited by the authors themselves, and read the poems both in their original languages and various translations. More than 100 countries and over 70 languages are represented. Users can browse the collection by poet names, titles, language, country, genres and aspects, issues, and poetic form. Since 2002 lyrikline has been under the auspices of the German Commission for UNESCO.

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1999-to date (updates vary)


eurobylon eV; Literaturwerkstatt Berlin


Poems in over 70 languages.


Arabic, Dutch, French, English, German, Portuguese, Finnish, Chinese, Italian, Greek, Irish, Hungarian, Lithuanian

Resource Types

E-Books and E-Texts

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