Poetry International Poetry International

50 audio poems

Poetry International Festival Rotterdam
May 30, 2019
In this tour we celebrate 50 years of Poetry International in 50 recordings from our festival archives!
The choices for this selection are partly based on our festival anthology 50 Mooiste gedichten van de wereld (The 50 most beautiful poems in the world) in which 50 Dutch poets chose their personal favorites from our festival history. In addition, you will hear the thrilling diction and amazing sound of poets from around the world, and of course –  classics from our festival archives, including Pablo Neruda, Seamus Heaney, Elisabeth Bishop and Joseph Brodsky. Last but certainly not least: four poets who have been invited to the 50th Poetry International Festival: Antjie Krog (South Africa), Rita Dove (USA), Raúl Zurita (Chile) and Jules Deelder (NL).
© Jan van Hemert
Gemeente Rotterdam
Nederlands Letterenfonds
Stichting Van Beuningen Peterich-fonds
Prins Bernhard cultuurfonds
Lira fonds
J.E. Jurriaanse
Gefinancierd door de Europese Unie
Elise Mathilde Fonds
Stichting Verzameling van Wijngaarden-Boot
LantarenVenster – Verhalenhuis Belvédère