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52nd Poetry International Festival Rotterdam

10 - 12 June / LantarenVenster and Verhalenhuis Belvédère

From Friday 10 to Sunday 12 June the 52nd Poetry International will be throwing its festival's doors wide open to celebrate poetry, with eye-catching poets from all over the world and accessible events bursting with linguistic delights. Discover a world full of poetry that experiments, confronts and inspires, with readings, special thematic events, talkshows, films, workshops, poetry tours and afterparties. There will be poetry everywhere, live from the hearts of the festival at LantarenVenster and Verhalenhuis Belvédère.  

Program

18:30
Sa June 4
Special
Woorden Worden Zinnen X Paginagroots X Poetry International
Rooftop Dutch Photo Museum

Woorden Worden Zinnen X Paginagroots X Poetry International

Anyone who attended in 2019 will definitely not want to miss this
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18:00
Tu June 7
Workshop
SOLD OUT Poetry Writing Workshop - Safia Elhillo
Centrale Bibliotheek Rotterdam

SOLD OUT Poetry Writing Workshop - Safia Elhillo

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11:00
Fr June 10
Special
Louder Than a Bomb - finale
LantarenVenster 1

Louder Than a Bomb - finale

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13:30
Fr June 10
Workshop
In Other Words: Translation Workshops Spanish & Japanese
Verhalenhuis Belvédère - upstairs

In Other Words: Translation Workshops Spanish & Japanese

Poems by Sara Uribe (Spanish) or Takako Arai (Japanese)
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17:30
Fr June 10
Workshop
SOLD OUT The Writer's Guide (to the Galaxy) - Writing Workshop:
Verhalenhuis Belvédère - upstairs

SOLD OUT The Writer's Guide (to the Galaxy) - Writing Workshop:

Every Body Loves Some Body
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18:00
Fr June 10
Welcome in the LV Foyer
LantarenVenster Foyer

Welcome in the LV Foyer

Poetsclub, Poetry Circle, Virtual Reality Lab, Kay Slice & more
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18:00
Fr June 10
Film
CINEMA POESÍA - film program
LantarenVenster 3

CINEMA POESÍA - film program

POETRY as/ in/ of FILM
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18:00
Fr June 10
Poetry X Willem De Kooning Virtual Reality Lab
LantarenVenster Foyer

Poetry X Willem De Kooning Virtual Reality Lab

There’s always something going on in the LV foyer.
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19:00
Fr June 10
Reading
Poetry reading: Sara Uribe & Laura Jane Lee
LantarenVenster 2

Poetry reading: Sara Uribe & Laura Jane Lee

Reading by Sara Uribe (Mexico) & Laura Jane Lee (Hong Kong)
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19:00
Fr June 10
Short reading
Short reading: three poets
LantarenVenster 1

Short reading: three poets

Ilya Kaminsky, Sasja Janssen & Kim Yideum
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19:00
Fr June 10
Interview
Nazmiye Oral meets Gonca Özmen
Verhalenhuis Belvédère

Nazmiye Oral meets Gonca Özmen

Dinner and interview
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19:00
Fr June 10
Film
Paterson, by Jim Jarmusch - feature film
LantarenVenster 3

Paterson, by Jim Jarmusch - feature film

The poetry of details defines this film about bus driver/poet Paterson (Adam Driver), inspired by...
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19:30
Fr June 10
Red Yellow Orange Blues
Verhalenhuis Belvédère - Kiosk

Red Yellow Orange Blues

Monumental video work & hangout
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19:45
Fr June 10
Reading
Poetry X Poetry Circle 010
LantarenVenster Foyer

Poetry X Poetry Circle 010

Talented spoken word artist from Circle - Host: Nina Vermeulen
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20:15
Fr June 10
Reading
Poetry reading: Threa Almontaser & Takako Arai
LantarenVenster 1

Poetry reading: Threa Almontaser & Takako Arai

Poetry reading: Threa Almontaser (USA) & Takako Arai (Japan)
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20:15
Fr June 10
Interview
New Voices
LantarenVenster 2

New Voices

The unruly sound of new voices in Dutch-language poetry
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21:00
Fr June 10
Reading
Poetry X PoetsClub Live
LantarenVenster Foyer

Poetry X PoetsClub Live

There’s always something going on in the LV foyer.
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21:30
Fr June 10
Short reading
Short reading: three poets
LantarenVenster 2

Short reading: three poets

Athena Farrokhzad, Aigerim Tazhi & Cornelia Hülmbauer
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21:30
Fr June 10
Special
Poetry X Amenti Theatre Company
LantarenVenster 1

Poetry X Amenti Theatre Company

poets and dancers - bounderies of the unnamable
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23:00
Fr June 10
Party
Poetry Night featuring Kay Slice & Band and DJ Doktoro
LantarenVenster Foyer

Poetry Night featuring Kay Slice & Band and DJ Doktoro

Afterparty featuring Kay Slice & Band
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12:00
Sa June 11
Tour
SOLD OUT Poetry Walk & Lunch - 'Poetry Lives Here'
Verhalenhuis Belvédère (Lunch + departure)

SOLD OUT Poetry Walk & Lunch - 'Poetry Lives Here'

Delicious lunch, unexpected locations, poets and spoken word artists
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12:30
Sa June 11
Workshop
In Other Words: Translation Workshop - Turkish
Verhalenhuis Belvédère

In Other Words: Translation Workshop - Turkish

Translate a poem by Gonca Özmen from Turkish
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13:30
Sa June 11
Unveiling poetry line Ilya Kaminsky
Quay Rijnhaven at LantarenVenster

Unveiling poetry line Ilya Kaminsky

Ilya Kaminsky, Paul Keijzer & Reinier Weers
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14:30
Sa June 11
Film
Moving Poetry
LantarenVenster 2

Moving Poetry

Short films by Marieke van der Lippe, Peter Tscherkassky, Marinus Groothof en Frank Ternier
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15:00
Sa June 11
Welcome in the LV Foyer
LantarenVenster Foyer

Welcome in the LV Foyer

There’s always something going on in the LV foyer.
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15:00
Sa June 11
Workshop
In Other Words: Translation Workshop - German
Verhalenhuis Belvédère

In Other Words: Translation Workshop - German

Translate a poem by Cornelia Hülmbauer from German
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15:00
Sa June 11
Bruno Ferro Xavier da Silva & Dick Ronteltap - miniconcert
LantarenVenster Foyer

Bruno Ferro Xavier da Silva & Dick Ronteltap - miniconcert

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15:30
Sa June 11
Interview
Meet Ilya Kaminsky
LantarenVenster 1

Meet Ilya Kaminsky

Franka Hummels meets Ilya Kaminsky - Interpreted into dutch sign language
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15:30
Sa June 11
Sign language poets and poetry with sign language interpreter
LantarenVenster 1 and 3

Sign language poets and poetry with sign language interpreter

Première Imaginings, performances Ilya Kaminsky and Safia Elhillio, more
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15:45
Sa June 11
Talk
A BODY of water
LantarenVenster Foyer

A BODY of water

A talk about water in poetry
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16:15
Sa June 11
Talk
The Scattered Feminine
LantarenVenster 2

The Scattered Feminine

The female body: experiences, rules and rituals in poetry
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16:30
Sa June 11
Reading
Poetry reading: Gonca Özmen & Aigerim Tazhi
LantarenVenster 1

Poetry reading: Gonca Özmen & Aigerim Tazhi

Reading by Gonca Özmen (Turkey) & Aigerim Tazhi (Kazachstan)
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17:00
Sa June 11
Interview
Podium op Zaterdag (Radio live from Poetry)
Verhalenhuis Belvédère - downstairs

Podium op Zaterdag (Radio live from Poetry)

Poets and musicians: live radio from Poetry
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17:00
Sa June 11
Book presentation
Wunderkammer - Nils Christian Moe-Repstad
LantarenVenster Foyer

Wunderkammer - Nils Christian Moe-Repstad

Presentation translation of the collection by Liesbeth Huijer
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17:00
Sa June 11
Special
Imaginings (première) & Performances Kitchen’s Light
LantarenVenster 3

Imaginings (première) & Performances Kitchen’s Light

Signed word: poets tell their story poetically in sign language
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18:00
Sa June 11
Short reading
Short reading: three poets
LantarenVenster 1

Short reading: three poets

Threa Almontaser, Marjolijn van Heemstra & Laura Jane Lee
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18:00
Sa June 11
Reading
Poetry reading: Kim Yideum & Athena Farrokhzad
LantarenVenster 2

Poetry reading: Kim Yideum & Athena Farrokhzad

Reading by Kim Yideum (South-Korea) & Athena Farrokhzad (Sweden/Iran)
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18:45
Sa June 11
Talk
A body IN poetry
LantarenVenster Foyer

A body IN poetry

Let's talk about the body in poetry with Sasja Janssen
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19:00
Sa June 11
Interview
An evening with Sara Uribe
Verhalenhuis Belvédère

An evening with Sara Uribe

Dinner and interview - Bring missing people back to life
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19:00
Sa June 11
Film
Videodrome, by David Cronenberg - feature film
LantarenVenster 3

Videodrome, by David Cronenberg - feature film

Cable television operator Max Renn (James Woods) is constantly looking for even more challenging ...
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19:00
Sa June 11
Reading
Poetry x PoetsClub Live
LantarenVenster Foyer

Poetry x PoetsClub Live

There’s always something going on in the LV foyer.
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19:15
Sa June 11
Reading
Poetry Reading: Nhã Thuyên
LantarenVenster 2

Poetry Reading: Nhã Thuyên

Reading by this years Poet in Residence from Vietnam
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20:00
Sa June 11
Reading
Nils Christian Moe-Repstad, featuring Fulco Ottervanger
LantarenVenster 1

Nils Christian Moe-Repstad, featuring Fulco Ottervanger

cancelled due to circumstances
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20:00
Sa June 11
Talk
A body AS poetry
LantarenVenster 1

A body AS poetry

A talk about embodied poetry
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20:30
Sa June 11
Reading
Poetry reading: Ilya Kaminsky & Safia Elhillo
LantarenVenster 2

Poetry reading: Ilya Kaminsky & Safia Elhillo

Ilya Kaminsky (USA/Russia/Ukrain) & Safia Elhillo (USA/Sudan) - Interpreted into dutch sign language
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21:30
Sa June 11
Special
My Body, My Poem
LantarenVenster 1

My Body, My Poem

Poems, film and music pair the body to poetry
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21:30
Sa June 11
Film
Climax, by Gaspar Noé - feature film
LantarenVenster 3

Climax, by Gaspar Noé - feature film

Even as a film-goer you run the risk of being seriously intoxicated by all those almost paranoid ...
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21:45
Sa June 11
Reading
Poetry reading: Cornelia Hülmbauer & Ricardo Domeneck
LantarenVenster 2

Poetry reading: Cornelia Hülmbauer & Ricardo Domeneck

Reading by Cornelia Hülmbauer (Austria) & Ricardo Domeneck (Brasil)
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23:00
Sa June 11
Party
Poetry Night, featuring Team KTW
LantarenVenster Foyer

Poetry Night, featuring Team KTW

Afterparty
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11:00
Su June 12
Workshop
In Other Words: Translation Workshop Dutch - English
Verhalenhuis Belvédère - upstairs

In Other Words: Translation Workshop Dutch - English

Translate a poem by Mustafa Kör into English
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12:00
Su June 12
Tour
SOLD OUT Poetry Walk & Lunch - 'Poetry Lives Here'
Verhalenhuis Belvédère (Lunch + departure)

SOLD OUT Poetry Walk & Lunch - 'Poetry Lives Here'

Delicious lunch, unexpected locations, poets and spoken word artists
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14:00
Su June 12
Interview
Meet Marjolijn van Heemstra
LantarenVenster Foyer

Meet Marjolijn van Heemstra

A conversation with Dutch poet Marjolijn van Heemstra
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14:00
Su June 12
Welcome in the LV Foyer
LantarenVenster Foyer

Welcome in the LV Foyer

There’s always something going on in the LV foyer.
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14:00
Su June 12
Special
Thanks for Listening: Ode to K. Schippers
LantarenVenster 1

Thanks for Listening: Ode to K. Schippers

Featuring GErshwin Bonevacia, K. Michel and Jan Baeke
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14:00
Su June 12
Reading
Poetry reading Eva Gerlach & Sasja Janssen
LantarenVenster 2

Poetry reading Eva Gerlach & Sasja Janssen

Eva Gerlach (the Netherlands) & Sasja Janssen (the Netherlands)
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14:00
Su June 12
Film
The Color of Pomegranates, by Sergei Paradjanov
LantarenVenster 3

The Color of Pomegranates, by Sergei Paradjanov

Fascinating images and music, filled with mystical love for god, for art and for a lover
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15:00
Su June 12
Book presentation
Awater Live: Ik vond vele reisgenoten
LantarenVenster Foyer

Awater Live: Ik vond vele reisgenoten

20 years of labor of love: Poetry Magazine Awater is celebrating its birthday!
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15:15
Su June 12
Reading
Poetry reading:  Mustafa Kör & Marjolijn van Heemstra
LantarenVenster 1

Poetry reading: Mustafa Kör & Marjolijn van Heemstra

Reading by Mustafa Kör (Belgium) & Marjolijn van Heemstra (Netherlands)
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15:30
Su June 12
Talk
Dutch 101
LantarenVenster 2

Dutch 101

Translation talk dedicated to the Dutch language
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16:00
Su June 12
Reading
Reading Gershwin Bonevacia
LantarenVenster Foyer

Reading Gershwin Bonevacia

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16:30
Su June 12
Special
The STATE of POETRY
LantarenVenster 1

The STATE of POETRY

Award ceremony C. Buddingh'-Prize 2022
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16:30
Su June 12
Film
Poesía sin fin, by Alejandro Jodorowsky - feature film
LantarenVenster 3

Poesía sin fin, by Alejandro Jodorowsky - feature film

Jodorowsky's penchant for surrealism and symbolism, in Federico Fellini's style, playful and light
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17:00
Su June 12
Short reading
Short reading: three poets
LantarenVenster 2

Short reading: three poets

Takako Arai, Cornelia Hülmbauer & Aigerim Tazhi
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18:00
Su June 12
Party
A last shot of poetry, featuring BOYBAND: The Literairy Boyband
LantarenVenster Foyer

A last shot of poetry, featuring BOYBAND: The Literairy Boyband

Festival closing party
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uitgelicht

Interim director Reinier Weers will be succeeded on 1 September

Diana Chin-A-Fat new director of Poetry International

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news

News / 'Het is warm in de hvemind' best debut collection / June 12, 2022

35th Buddingh Prize goes to Maxime Garcia Diaz

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/ May 16, 2022

New Podcast - The road to the 52nd Poetry International Festival

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Festival film program online / May 16, 2022

Cinema Poésia

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Visitor information

For questions about ticket sales and festival programming E-mail: kaartverkoop@poetry.nl 

Ticket sale
Day tickets and weekend passe-partouts for the festival on June 10, 11 and 12 2022 can be purchased online. You will receive your order as e-ticket(s).
With a day ticket/passe-partout you can visit all festival programs in LantarenVenster and Verhalenhuis Belvédère, with the exception of workshops and poetry tours. For those, single tickets are sold through this website.  
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Food
LantarenVenster offers a special menu: Pita vegetarian chicken, corn salsa, lettuce, red onion with harissa mayonnaise - € 12,50 pp. 
Available on Friday (18:00–20:00) and Saturday (17:30–20:00).
Verhalenhuis Belvédère offers dinner in combination with Nazmiye Oral meets Gonca Özmen (Friday, 19:00) and An evening with Sara Uribe (Saturday, 19:00). You need a reservation (€15 p.p., ex. drinks)

Visiting the festival
Upon arrival in LantarenVenster, you will receive a wristband at the festival desk upon showing your festival ticket, which will give access to halls 1, 2 and 3 of LantarenVenster. All programs and venues are free to enter and exit, but the following applies: full = full.
The program in the halls of Verhalenhuis Belvédère is freely accessible and can also be visited without a festival ticket.
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Bereikbaarheid
LantarenVenster: Otto Reuchlinweg 996, 3072 MD Rotterdam- Wilhelminapier
Verhalenhuis Belvédère: Rechthuislaan 1, 3072 LB Rotterdam-Katendrecht

Beide locaties zijn goed bereikbaar met openbaar vervoer, auto, fiets, watertaxi en te voet.
Betaald parkeren is mogelijk op parkeerterreinen- en garages in de buurt.
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Sponsors
Gemeente Rotterdam
Nederlands Letterenfonds
Stichting Van Beuningen Peterich-fonds
Ludo Pieters Gastschrijver Fonds
Hendrik Muller fonds
Lira fonds
J.E. Jurriaanse
Literature Translation Institute of Korea
Partners
LantarenVenster – Verhalenhuis Belvédère