48th Poetry International Festival Rotterdam
28 MARCH 2017 The 48th Poetry International Festival kicks off on Tuesday May 30, with an opening program in the Rotterdamse Schouwburg. From Wednesday May 31 up until Sunday June 4 the festival continues in Ro Theater in William Boothlaan and at several other locations in the Witte de With Quarter.

Roberto Amato
(Italy, 1953)
by Antoinette Sisto Roberto Amato was born in Viareggio where he lives and works. He is considered among the most original voices in contemporary Italian poetry. A late bloomer in writing, it wasn’t until the age of 50 that he published his first collection of …

Mischa Andriessen
(Netherlands, 1970)
by Jeroen Dera Mischa Andriessen (Apeldoorn 1970) turns his readers into scouts. In three collections, published between 2008 and 2016, he combines openness of interpretation with stylistic restraint to great effect. Andriessen prefers short, sketchy poems in …

Stefan Hertmans
(Belgium, 1951)
by Tom Van de Voorde and Patrick Peeters Stefan Hertmans is considered one of today’s leading Dutch-language writers. He has published novels, collections of short stories, essays on literature and philosophy, and theatre texts in addition to his poetry. His most recent novel …

Dumitru Crudu
(Moldova, 1967)
by Jan H. Mysjkin Dumitru Crudu was born in Flutura, a village in the centre of the Soviet republic of Moldavia, now the Republic of Moldova, on 9th November 1967. He studied journalism in the Moldavian capital Chişinău and the Georgian capital Tbilisi and obtained …

Jan Wagner
(Germany, 1971)
by Ria van Hengel Jan Wagner was born in Hamburg in 1971 and lives in Berlin. He studied English at the University of Hamburg, at Trinity College, Dublin, and at Humboldt University, Berlin, where he wrote his master’s thesis about the latest generation of …

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