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54th Poetry International Festival Rotterdam
Carl-Christian Elze

Carl-Christian Elze

Carl-Christian Elze is a German poet and writer.

Main reading Carl-Christian Elze

During the main readings of festival poets, each poet will receive the undivided attention of the audience for the duration of the program. The poets have pre-picked a selection of poems, which they will read in its entirety during their main reading. After the reading, there will be time to ask the poets questions about their work that you've always wanted to know the answer to!


Bio Carl-Christian Elze

Before studying creative writing at the Literaturinstitut Leipzig, Elze studied biology and German studies. His interest in natural sciences and natural phenomena is reflected in his poetic work. He talks about space and the big bang, the passing of time and about faith. Elze competently intertwines these big picture themes with personal and human feelings of love, fear and doubt. 

Over the years, Carl-Christian Elze has published six poetry collections. He also writes short stories and scripts for short films. His first novel Freudenberg was p...

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Main reading Carl-Christian Elze

During the main readings of festival poets, each poet will receive the undivided attention of the audience for the duration of the program. The poets have pre-picked a selection of poems, which they will read in its entirety during their main reading. After the reading, there will be time to ask the poets questions about their work that you've always wanted to know the answer to!


Bio Carl-Christian Elze

Before studying creative writing at the Literaturinstitut Leipzig, Elze studied biology and German studies. His interest in natural sciences and natural phenomena is reflected in his poetic work. He talks about space and the big bang, the passing of time and about faith. Elze competently intertwines these big picture themes with personal and human feelings of love, fear and doubt. 

Over the years, Carl-Christian Elze has published six poetry collections. He also writes short stories and scripts for short films. His first novel Freudenberg was published in 2022 and was on the long list for the German Book Prize. Elze’s work has also been honoured with the Poetry Prize Munich in 2014, and he has received multiple stipends, such as the New York stipend of the Max Kade foundation in 2010 and the stipend of the German study center in Venice in 2016. Elze is the current city writer of Halle (Saale) and was the city writer of Dresden in 2023. He is the co-founder of the Leipzig based reading series “Niemerlang” and a member of the German PEN-center. 

Friday June 7th

19.15 - 19.45

LantarenVenster – Auditorium 6


Pricing

Buy a day- or passe-partout-ticket via the link above.

Language and duration

Language: German

Poets recite in their own language. You can read the translations into English and/or Dutch via projections. 

Duration: 30 minutes

Festival poets

Sponsors
Gemeente Rotterdam
Nederlands Letterenfonds
Stichting Van Beuningen Peterich-fonds
Prins Bernhard cultuurfonds
Lira fonds
Partners
LantarenVenster – Verhalenhuis Belvédère