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"Dear Friends, please don’t misunderstand"

Poetry Week 2023
December 22, 2022

Poetry Week 2023, from 26 January to 1 February, celebrates the theme 'friendship': the friendship with neighbours down the street or pen pals far away, the friendship of long ago or the one of late on that sunny terrace. Friends support, laugh, listen, experience, inspire. The writers of this year's gift collection - the Dutch Hester Knibbe and the Flemish Miriam Van hee - also maintain a long-standing literary friendship across borders and have been 'besties' in real life for years too.

As a warm-up for Poetry Week, you can already enjoy the 'Dear Friends ..' Archive Tour with poems by Hester and Miriam, as well as by Shrinivási, Ulrike Almut Sandig, Ilya Kaminsky, Safia Elhillo, Campert, Kouwenaar and many more. Enjoy!

Gemeente Rotterdam
Nederlands Letterenfonds
Stichting Van Beuningen Peterich-fonds
Prins Bernhard cultuurfonds
Lira fonds
J.E. Jurriaanse
Gefinancierd door de Europese Unie
Elise Mathilde Fonds
Stichting Verzameling van Wijngaarden-Boot
LantarenVenster – Verhalenhuis Belvédère