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54th Poetry International Festival Rotterdam
Ruth Lasters

Ruth Lasters

Reading

For Ruth Lasters (Belgium), writing is the most delightful version of brooding. And poetry is the place for free thinking exercises. She invents new words, omits words where you would expect them and wilfully bends language rules to her will. By distorting reality, she makes you look at it with crystal-clear eyes. Her language is clear, her tone (self) relativizing. She won the Herman de coninck Prize with her collection Lichtmeters, and won the Turing Poem Competition twice. 

This is a program with Signe Gjessing. In this program, both poets read their entire festival selection with recent work.

Host: Franka Hummels 

Photo: © Nattida-Jayne Kanyachalao

For Ruth Lasters (Belgium), writing is the most delightful version of brooding. And poetry is the place for free thinking exercises. She invents new words, omits words where you would expect them and wilfully bends language rules to her will. By distorting reality, she makes you look at it with crystal-clear eyes. Her language is clear, her tone (self) relativizing. She won the Herman de coninck Prize with her collection Lichtmeters, and won the Turing Poem Competition twice. 

This is a program with Signe Gjessing. In this program, both poets read their entire festival selection with recent work.

Host: Franka Hummels 

Photo: © Nattida-Jayne Kanyachalao

Saturday 10 June
LantarenVenster 5
21:15 - 22:15


Pricing

Dayticket Friday or Sunday € 22,50
Dayticket Saturday€ 29,50
Passe-partout € 50,00
Prices do not include service costs of €1.50 per ticket. 

50% discounts for RotterdamPas, CJP-pas and Studentscard

Language and duration

The poems will be performed in the original language and translated into English and Dutch.

60 minutes 

Festival poets

See also

Sponsors
Gemeente Rotterdam
Nederlands Letterenfonds
Stichting Van Beuningen Peterich-fonds
Prins Bernhard cultuurfonds
Lira fonds
Versopolis
J.E. Jurriaanse
Gefinancierd door de Europese Unie
Elise Mathilde Fonds
Stichting Verzameling van Wijngaarden-Boot
Veerhuis
VDM
Partners
LantarenVenster – Verhalenhuis Belvédère