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Whether you want to treat yourself or surprise a loved one with an unforgettable experience, the Poetry International Festival 2024 is the perfect choice! See current themes through the eyes of renowned poets and up-and-coming poetry and spoken word talents from around the world. You'll soon find the first poets and programs here, as well as super-cheap Early Birdtickets.

Archive Tours: Discover your favorite poems

With more than 10.000 poems in more than ninety languages, translated into English and often into Dutch, the Poetry Archives has a lot of reading material. Travel across the voluminous poetry collection of Poetry International with one of the Archive Tours – take for example the favorite poems of Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb – or choose poets and poems from a specific country, or pick your favorite festival edition or poems in a specific language or as audio or video.



Maak Mee In Je Wijk / Ommoord

Workshop series Poetry Writing for beginners start 8 March



Valentine's Day Special / January 30, 2024

A Blind Date with a Book & Open Mic


13 Year-old pupil of Wolfert Dalton writes most beautiful line of poetry / January 25, 2024

Leah Nölling wins high school poetry contest


Poetry Week: Poetry International in Melly / January 03, 2024

Home is a poem

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