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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

19:30
Mo May 9
Festival warming-up May/June
Other venues

Festival warming-up May/June

Preview
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15:00
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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17:00
Fr June 10
Friday 10 June: What's Next
Festival venues

Friday 10 June: What's Next

Night full of experimentation and poetry by the new generation in the playground of language
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17:30
Fr June 10
Workshop
The Writer's Guide (to the Galaxy) - Writing Workshop: Yael van der Wouden
Verhalenhuis Belvédère - upstairs

The Writer's Guide (to the Galaxy) - Writing Workshop: Yael van der Wouden

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

There’s always something going on in the LV foyer.
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18:00
Fr June 10
Film
CINEMA POÉSIA - film program
LantarenVenster 3

CINEMA POÉSIA - film program

POETRY as/ in/ of FILM
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18:30
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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18:30
Fr June 10
Special
Poetry X Mooie woorden
LantarenVenster 1

Poetry X Mooie woorden

Poetry for all the senses
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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
Interview
An evening with Gonca Özmen
Verhalenhuis Belvédère

An evening with Gonca Özmen

Nazmiye Oral interviews Gonca Özmen
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20:30
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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20:30
Fr June 10
Reading
Poetry reading: Threa Almontaser & Takako Arai
LantarenVenster 2

Poetry reading: Threa Almontaser & Takako Arai

Poetry reading: Threa Almontaser (USA) & Takako Arai (Japan)
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22:00
Fr June 10
Short reading
Short reading: five poets
LantarenVenster 1

Short reading: five poets

Athena Farrokhzad, Sasja Janssen, Ilya Kaminsky, Aigerim Tazhi & Kim Yideum
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22:00
Fr June 10
Young Voices
LantarenVenster 2

Young Voices

What is it like to be a young poet in this day and age?
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23:00
Fr June 10
Party
Poetry Night
LantarenVenster Foyer

Poetry Night

Afterparty
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12:30
Sa June 11
Workshop
In Other Words: Translation Workshop - Turkish
Verhalenhuis Belvédère - upstairs

In Other Words: Translation Workshop - Turkish

Translate a poem by Gonca Özmen from Turkish
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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
Saturday 11 June: The Body as/ in/ of Poetry
Festival venues

Saturday 11 June: The Body as/ in/ of Poetry

The most beautiful poetry from all over the world about the body
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15:00
Sa June 11
Workshop
In Other Words: Translation Workshop - German
Verhalenhuis Belvédère - upstairs

In Other Words: Translation Workshop - German

Translate a poem by Cornelia Hülmbauer from German
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15:30
Sa June 11
Interview
Meet Ilya Kaminsky
LantarenVenster 1

Meet Ilya Kaminsky

A conversation with Ukranian-American poet Ilya Kaminsky about his work and his life
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16:00
Sa June 11
Talk
A body IN poetry
LantarenVenster Foyer

A body IN poetry

A talk about the body in poetry
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16:30
Sa June 11
Reading & Talk
Poetry reading: Gonca Özmen & Ricardo Domeneck
LantarenVenster 1

Poetry reading: Gonca Özmen & Ricardo Domeneck

Reading by Gonca Özmen (Turkey) & Ricardo Domeneck (Brasil)
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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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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 & Talk
Poetry reading: Kim Yideum & Athena Farrokhzad
LantarenVenster 1

Poetry reading: Kim Yideum & Athena Farrokhzad

Reading by Kim Yideum (South-Korea) & Athena Farrokhzad (Sweden/Iran)
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18:00
Sa June 11
Talk
A body AS poetry
LantarenVenster Foyer

A body AS poetry

A talk about embodied poetry
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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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19:30
Sa June 11
Reading & Talk
Poetry reading: Ilya Kaminsky & Cornelia Hülmbauer
LantarenVenster 2

Poetry reading: Ilya Kaminsky & Cornelia Hülmbauer

Reading by Ilya Kaminsky (USA/Russia/Ukrain) & Cornelia Hülmbauer (Austria)
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20:00
Sa June 11
Talk
The Scattered Feminine
LantarenVenster 1

The Scattered Feminine

The female body: experiences, rules and rituals in poetry
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20:00
Sa June 11
Interview
An evening with Sara Uribe
Verhalenhuis Belvédère

An evening with Sara Uribe

Bring missing people back to life and give them a voice
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20:00
Sa June 11
Reading
Poetry Reading: Nils Christian Moe-Repstad
LantarenVenster 1

Poetry Reading: Nils Christian Moe-Repstad

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20:30
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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20:30
Sa June 11
Talk
A body of water
LantarenVenster Foyer

A body of water

A talk about water in poetry
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21:00
Sa June 11
Reading & Talk
Poetry reading: Safia Elhillo & Aigerim Tazhi
LantarenVenster 2

Poetry reading: Safia Elhillo & Aigerim Tazhi

Reading by Safia Elhillo (USA) & Aigerim Tazhi (Kazachstan)
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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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23:00
Sa June 11
Party
Poetry Night
LantarenVenster Foyer

Poetry Night

Afterparty
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14:00
Su June 12
Sunday 12 June: The State of Poetry
Festival venues

Sunday 12 June: The State of Poetry

Dutch and Flemish poetry and award ceremony of C.Buddingh'-prize
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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
Reading
Poetry reading Eva Gerlach & Sasja Janssen
LantarenVenster 1

Poetry reading Eva Gerlach & Sasja Janssen

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14:00
Su June 12
Film
The Color of Pomegranates, by Gaspar Noé - feature film
LantarenVenster 3

The Color of Pomegranates, by Gaspar Noé - feature film

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
Special
Thanks for Listening: Ode to K. Schippers
LantarenVenster 1

Thanks for Listening: Ode to K. Schippers

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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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15:30
Su June 12
Reading & Talk
Poetry reading:  Mustafa Kör & Marjolijn van Heemstra
LantarenVenster 2

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

The STATE of POETRY

Award ceremony C. Buddingh'-Prize 2022
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17:00
Su June 12
Short reading
Short reading: Four poets
LantarenVenster 1

Short reading: Four poets

Nils Chr. Moe-Repstad, Takako Arai, Gonca Özmen & Cornelia Hülmbauer
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uitgelicht

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

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news

Festival film program online / May 16, 2022

Cinema Poésia

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Meld je nu aan / May 11, 2022

Poetry zoekt enthousiaste vrijwilligers voor het festival

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Translate festival poems from Turkish, German, English, Spanish, Japanese or Dutch / April 08, 2022

In Other Words: Translation Workshops online

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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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Prices, discounts and service charges
Day tickets Friday/Sunday: € 20.00, Saturday: € 25.00.
Passe-partouts: € 50.00 (valid Friday to Sunday)
Discounts for holders of the Rotterdam Pass and CJP pass, students and early bird ticket (early bird until 1 May).
Prices do not include service costs.
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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
Partners
LantarenVenster – Verhalenhuis Belvédère