Véronique Pittolo

(France, 1960)
 

Véronique Pittolo is a writer and art historian. Her poetry is prosaic and narrational. Pittolo does not allow herself to be restricted by form or genre. One of the questions that fascinates her is how one can relate to a world that is pervaded by references. She thus prefers to work with recognized fictitious elements like film, fairy tales and fantasy heroes, hoping in that way to evoke a new world full of déjà-vu sensations. By playing with what is drawn from common knowledge she is able to activate that which resides in the realms of collective consciousness and unconsciousness through her poetry. Her weird and wonderful worlds throw new light on existing issues. Pittolo won the Grand prix de la littérature de la SGDL in 2004 and has produced a rich variety of collections and other publications, such as the sound-poems Hélène mode d’emploi (2008) and Ralentir Spider (2008).

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Tuesday 10 June 2014
  15:30 - 16:00  FLAG PARADE
Flag Parade : crossovers
Adam Dickinson, Alfred Schaffer, Ann Jäderlund, antoine de kom, Charl-Pierre Naudé, Daniel Falb, Habib Tengour, Hu Xudong, Jules Deelder, Julian Talamantez Brolaski, Martín Gambarotta, Micha Hamel, Mohamed Al-Harthy, Monica Aasprong, Norbert Hummelt, Paul Bogaert, Peter Gizzi, Roni Margulies, Véronique Pittolo
  20:00 - 22:00  OPENING NIGHT – ‘ALL THE LIGHT-HEARTED MAY…
Main Auditorium : special event  LIVE STREAM (event has taken place)
Adam Dickinson, Alfred Schaffer, Ann Jäderlund, antoine de kom, Charl-Pierre Naudé, Habib Tengour, Hu Xudong, Jules Deelder, Julian Talamantez Brolaski, Martín Gambarotta, Micha Hamel, Mohamed Al-Harthy, Monica Aasprong, Norbert Hummelt, Paul Bogaert, Peter Gizzi, Roni Margulies, Véronique Pittolo
Wednesday 11 June 2014
  14:00 - 15:00  POETS IN DE CAFÉ
Nationale Nederlanden : reading
antoine de kom, Véronique Pittolo
Thursday 12 June 2014
  18:30 - 19:30  SHORT POETRY READINGS
Small Auditorium : reading  LIVE STREAM (event has taken place)
Monica Aasprong, Paul Bogaert, Peter Gizzi, Véronique Pittolo
Friday 13 June 2014
  11:30 - 12:30  ‘IN OTHER WORDS’ WORKGROUPS
Foyer : translation
Julian Talamantez Brolaski, Martín Gambarotta, Véronique Pittolo
  21:30 - 22:30  POETRY IN SCIENCE
Small Auditorium : special event
Adam Dickinson, Peter Gizzi, Véronique Pittolo
Saturday 14 June 2014
  20:00 - 21:00  POETRY READING AND DISCUSSION
Main Auditorium : reading
Habib Tengour, Véronique Pittolo
 

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