Verve is a brand new Festival of Poetry and Spoken Word coming to Birmingham in February 2017. It's a first for the city and we think it will sit alongside the very best poetry festivals in the country. Our aim is to programme brilliant poetry and spoken word events in the heart of town over four heady days. Our fantastic line-up features: Daljit Nagra, Helen Mort and Dean Atta to name just a few. We want Verve to run annually and the point of this one time only Crowdfunding campaign is to really get us established. We'd love you to come on board and support it. Take a look at the excellent package of poetry benefits you'll get if you pledge. See you in February 2017.