Barcelona Poesia is a celebration that has been present in our city since the Middle Ages, when the Jocs Florals have their origin. Today, however, centuries later, the event is more topical than ever: poetry questions us and opens up horizons. It portrays the city and links us to it. Poetry gives us roots and crosses borders. And it does this, moreover, using all the creative tools available, through the sheer, naked force of words and the voice.