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52e Poetry International Festival Rotterdam

Poetry Reading: Nils Christian Moe-Repstad

Date
Sa June 11
20:00 - 20:45
Location
LantarenVenster 1
Poetry Reading: Nils Christian Moe-Repstad

Poetry Reading: Nils Christian Moe-Repstad

Having delighted us with his impressive performances at the Poetry International Festival in 2015, Norwegian poet Nils Christian Moe-Repstad will be joining us in Rotterdam again this year.  His poetry seems all-encompassing, like an encyclopaedia, or the whole of Wikipedia. Yet all the entries appear to have been shuffled, creating unusual but fascinating connections. The body plays a key role in his work. In his reflections on reality, from the microscopically small to the cosmically huge, the body is always the point from which he directs his gaze, and to which thoughts and ideas are tied. It seems only logical that the body should play such a key role in Moe-Repstad’s work, if we consider the fact that he broke his neck in a diving accident at the age of 19. While this personal disaster could only be sensed somewhere in the background in previous books, like 19 forgiftninger ('19 Poisonings'), in Wunderkammer, published in 2016, he bluntly and frankly highlights the paralysing c...

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Having delighted us with his impressive performances at the Poetry International Festival in 2015, Norwegian poet Nils Christian Moe-Repstad will be joining us in Rotterdam again this year.  His poetry seems all-encompassing, like an encyclopaedia, or the whole of Wikipedia. Yet all the entries appear to have been shuffled, creating unusual but fascinating connections. The body plays a key role in his work. In his reflections on reality, from the microscopically small to the cosmically huge, the body is always the point from which he directs his gaze, and to which thoughts and ideas are tied. It seems only logical that the body should play such a key role in Moe-Repstad’s work, if we consider the fact that he broke his neck in a diving accident at the age of 19. While this personal disaster could only be sensed somewhere in the background in previous books, like 19 forgiftninger ('19 Poisonings'), in Wunderkammer, published in 2016, he bluntly and frankly highlights the paralysing consequences of his accident, with no bitterness and no reservations: ‘the world is unmoving and I move it with my head, like a footballer.’ 

 

Pricing

For this program you need a day ticket for Friday 10 June or a festival passe-partout 
Day ticket: 10 to 20 euro’s 
Passe-partout (three days): 25 – 50 euro’s

Language and duration

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

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