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54th Poetry International Festival Rotterdam
Gary Geddes

Gary Geddes

Gary Geddes is a Canadian poet and writer.

Main reading Gary Geddes

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 Gary Geddes

Gary Geddes is inspired by places, their history and the experiences of the people in them, also finding inspiration in newspaper articles. In his poetry, he draws connections between people’s experiences, nature and the land in an often nostalgic way, quoting memories and uncovering the humanity and pain behind their stories. By centralizing the characters and diving deep into their personal feelings, he creates an intimate setting, which allows the readers to immerse themselves in that particular reality. The connection between land and human experience prompts...

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Main reading Gary Geddes

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 Gary Geddes

Gary Geddes is inspired by places, their history and the experiences of the people in them, also finding inspiration in newspaper articles. In his poetry, he draws connections between people’s experiences, nature and the land in an often nostalgic way, quoting memories and uncovering the humanity and pain behind their stories. By centralizing the characters and diving deep into their personal feelings, he creates an intimate setting, which allows the readers to immerse themselves in that particular reality. The connection between land and human experience prompts Geddes’ relentless outspokenness concerning issues of human rights and environmentalism. 

After completing his doctorate at the University of Toronto, Geddes taught at several universities in Canada and abroad, including Western Washington University, where he was Distinguished Professor of Canadian Culture. Gary Geddes has published twenty poetry collections, winning numerous awards such as the Lt.-Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence and the Gabriela Mistral Prize awarded by the government of Chile. Additionally, he writes fiction and drama and has been the editor of many significant anthologies, such as 70 Canadian Poets (2014). He has served as writer-in-residence at several universities and institutions.  

Saturday June 8th  

16.15 - 16.45
 
LantarenVenster - Auditorium 5


Pricing

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

Language and duration

Language: English

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

Duration: 30 minutes

 

Festival poets

See also

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