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About Poetry International Festival 2023

there is a poem for that

About the 53rd Poetry International Festival

This year's 53rd Poetry International Festival celebrates the boundless imagination of poets. Their wonderful and limitless view of life and the world is like an inexhaustible source of new insight, a deep learning method on the way to more Gross (Inter)National Happiness and a fresh alternative scenario for a more sustainable future. Poets have really written a poem about everything, so get inspired and enrich your view: "Elon Musk is Dying on Mars"? There is a poem for that!

In the weeks leading up to the festival we will start celebrating poetry with performances and previews in a variety of locations, both familiar and unexpected. Check this website, our social media and newsletter for updates. Register for our newsletter.

The 53rd Poetry International Festival is created by

Festival team
Diana Chin-A-Fat, director 
Fleur Jeras, programmer and coördination translations
Danielle Zawadi, programmer
Simon Branka, programming (intern)
Cro Lampe, production festival
Nina te Velde, production festival
Catelien van der Hoeven, manager marketing and fundraising
Jan Coerwinkel, press and communication
Francesca von Cigno, social media
Talisha Karijowiredjo, marketing and communication (intern)
Peter Rosendaal, festival press relations 
Joshua Snijders, coördination 'Spraakzaam Rotterdam'
Chantal Brontsema, office manager and business coordination


Gemeente Rotterdam
Nederlands Letterenfonds
Stichting Van Beuningen Peterich-fonds
Ludo Pieters Gastschrijver Fonds
Lira fonds
LantarenVenster – Verhalenhuis Belvédère