Poetry International Festival Rotterdam 2014

Festivals / Rotterdam
June 10-14 2014, Various

Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Schouwburgplein 25, 3012 CL
+31 (0)10 282 2777
€: 12,50 - 15

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.

poetry international festival rotterdam 2014
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


Purchase tickets here.
Find the full programme here.
Read poems with translations from around the world here.

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