Jules Deelder

(The Netherlands, 1944)

In a special programme and with the help of quite an assortment of archive material, Jules Deelder  will enter into discussion with Poetry International’s director Bas Kwakman on the matter of his ‘career’ as a poet, and the sources of inspiration behind his poetry. As a poet who is inextricably intertwined with the city of Rotterdam, Deelder already participated ten times in the Poetry International Festival in various ways between 1970 and 2000. This ‘enfant terrible’ of Dutch poetry has managed to captivate poetry fans for decades with his quirky mix of urban humour and irony, but not least with the authenticity of his renditions.

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