47th Poetry International Festival Rotterdam
FESTIVAL POETS (3): MAARTEN VAN DER GRAAFF, SONJA VOM BROCKE, ANDREJ SEN-SENKOV, LISA ROBERTSON
 
 

47th Poetry International Festival Rotterdam
2 MARCH 2016 Between 7-11 June 2016, join us for the 47th Poetry International Festival Rotterdam, the Netherlands! We're proud to say we are one of the oldest and largest poetry festivals in the world, and this year we're thrilled to host 18 poets from Morocco, India, Canada, Chile, Sweden, Romania, Australia, Costa Rica, Germany, Belgium and more. On 7 June, we'll hold our festive opening program at the Rotterdamse Schouwburg (City Theater), and from the 8th onward, you will have the opportunity to encounter all the poets through various special performances, lectures and debates -- on …


Maarten van der Graaff
(Netherlands, 1987)
by Thomas Möhlmann Maarten van der Graaff’s debut book Vluchtautogedichten (Getawaycarpoems, 2013) opens with the line ‘enormous enormous space’. In the 50 pages that follow, the poet fills this space by painting, sketching and blotting with …

Sonja vom Brocke
(Germany, 1980)
by Ton Naaijkens Sonja vom Brocke works as if the subject matter she addresses determines the shape of the poem – she doesn't limit herself to the common forms at hand. In what is her first book of poetry proper, Venice singt, one can find a series …

Andrej Sen-Senkov
(Russian Federation, 1968)
by Nina Targan Mouravi Andrei Sen-Senkov (Andrei Senkov, Kansay) went to medical school in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. After the Tajikistani Civil War, he established himself in Russia. As a doctor he specialized in many subjects, one being acupuncture. He currently works as …

Lisa Robertson
(Canada, 1961)
by Sarah Posman Lisa Robertson was born in Toronto, has been a long-time resident of Vancouver, spent some time in the UK and California, and for quite a while now, she has been living in France. She has been a visiting professor at a number of universities, but …
 

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