Poetry International Festival Rotterdam 2014Festivals / Rotterdam
June 10-14 2014, Various
The 45th Poetry International Festival Rotterdam will be taking place from June 10-14 in the Rotterdamse Schouwburg showcasing the brilliance of poets from around the world.
Poetry International Festival Rotterdam
The Poetry International Festival Rotterdam is organised by the Poetry International Foundation. Based in Rotterdam, the foundation's goal is to create a platform for the international exchange, stimulation and appreciation of great poetry both in the Netherlands and abroad.
Established in 1970, the Poetry International Festival is their main event. Attracting both Dutch and international visitors, the event puts poetry and the art of expression on centre stage.
Through lectures, talk-shows, readings, interviews and conversations, work by both renowned and developing poets is presented, analysed, critiqued and appreciated.
Due to the international nature of the festival, the difficult role of translation is also made a focal point through workshops and seminars that examine methods of retaining meaning, structure and impact across languages.
Thumb photo by Flickr user Marco Raaphorst
Each year the festival tackles a new theme or topic.
For the 2014 edition, the theme will be "Protocols," referring to the systems of rules and regulations that are not only prevalent in daily life, but also in poetry and linguistics.
Selected Poets 2014
› Jules Deelder | Netherlands
› Adam Dickinson | Canada
› Micha Hamel | Netherlands
› Hu Xudong | China
› Mohamed Al-Harthy | Oman
› Peter Gizzi | United States
› Véronique Pittolo | France
› Martín Gambarotta | Argentina
› Philip Nikolayev | Russia/Moldavia
› Roni Margulies | Turkey
› Habib Tengour | Algeria