Oslo International Poetry Festival (OiP) is the largest international festival of avant garde and experimental poetry in Norway. It is an independent festival run by a small group of programmers who seek out and bring together the best and most interesting underground poetry in the world.
The festival are eager to promote new voices without neglecting the seniors, and feels a special commitment to present poetry written by poets with minority background. They are included in the main program, but also have their own festival Rap + poetry. The authors collaborates with musicians, performance artists and people from the visual and digital field.
The festival was first organized by the legendary Norwegian author Axel Jenssen in the 80s. After a decade of no activity, the festival was revitalised by Birgit Hatlehol in 2005.