Since its foundation in 1991, the Haus für Poesie, formerly the Literaturwerkstatt Berlin, has been promoting and supporting all types of literature, especially poetry like the written one as well as poetry linked to other forms of art and media.
The work of the Haus für Poesie is focused on poetry since the year 2000. The venue is a melting pot to contemporary poetry and its various types as well as a display to be discussed. On its 25th anniversary in 2016 the Literaturwerkstatt Berlin became the Haus für Poesie and gets poets from all over the world to Germany and endeavours to promote German authors abroad. By spreading production commissions the venue provides incentives for innovation and experiment. The Haus für Poesie aims to start a dialogue with the audience targeting people to get in touch with poetry and its various types.
By encouraging the next generation of writers, the Haus für Poesie supports young authors and wants young people to be inspired by poetry.