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Thank you for making the 54th Poetry International Festival unforgettable!

From June 6 to 9, at the 54th Poetry International Festival Rotterdam, we took everything out of poetry and the poetic out of everything. With poets and spoken word artists from all over the world and partners from far and near, the festival presented unique poetry performances, theme specials, workshops, interviews and interactive programs. This year’s festival theme - "Poetry to the Power of Two"-  showed us how poetry can multiply infinitely, transcending languages and borders. Your enthusiasm and participation made this event a festive celebration of poetry and a chapter to remember in our never-ending book!




Thank you for making the 54th Poetry International Festival unforgettable!


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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.

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