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52e Poetry International Festival Rotterdam

My Body, My Poem

Date
Sa June 11
20:30 - 22:45
Location
LantarenVenster 1
My Body, My Poem

My Body, My Poem

Poems, film and music pair the body to poetry

“our reproduction arouses their hatred, not their recognition”
 - Athena Farrokhzad

‘The body is the most imaginary of all imaginary objects’ wrote French philosopher Roland Barthes. Turkish poet Gonca Özmen, who features at this year’s festival, used this quote as the motto for her poetic essay ‘my lover, my body’. This essay, and pieces written by poets Athena Farrokhzad (Sweden/Iran) and Threa Almontaser (USA/Yemen), will give the body maximum poetic freedom in MY BODY, MY POEM. These three poets link the body – fragile, meaningful and never indifferent or insignificant – with poetry, each in their own way. A poetic show based on and around their work will emerge, full of poems, film and music, resonating in your physical presence. Open your ears and let your body do the work.

 

 

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“our reproduction arouses their hatred, not their recognition”
 - Athena Farrokhzad

‘The body is the most imaginary of all imaginary objects’ wrote French philosopher Roland Barthes. Turkish poet Gonca Özmen, who features at this year’s festival, used this quote as the motto for her poetic essay ‘my lover, my body’. This essay, and pieces written by poets Athena Farrokhzad (Sweden/Iran) and Threa Almontaser (USA/Yemen), will give the body maximum poetic freedom in MY BODY, MY POEM. These three poets link the body – fragile, meaningful and never indifferent or insignificant – with poetry, each in their own way. A poetic show based on and around their work will emerge, full of poems, film and music, resonating in your physical presence. Open your ears and let your body do the work.

 

 

Pricing

For this program you need a day ticket for Saturday 11 June or a festival passe-partout 

Day ticket: 10 to 25 euro’s 
Passe-partout (three days): 25 – 50 euro’s 
Discounts for CJP, Student card, Rotterdampas 

 

Language and duration

Poets will read their work in their own language. Translations in English and Dutch will be presented simultaneously through projections. Interviews in English.

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