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Joost Baars

Joost Baars

(Netherlands, 1975)

Starting a conversation with the yard below his balcony, yet at the same time speaking to something more divine.

Nominated for the C. Buddingh' Prize and awarded the VSB Poetry Prize, Joost Baars' Binnenplaats made for a hugely successful and long-awaited debut in the world of poetry, where for years Baars has been working as a programmer and editor, appearing at events and in literary publications. In his first collection, Baars starts a conversation with the courtyard below his balcony, yet at the same time he also seems to be speaking to something more divine. He does this in a language that is precise and always deliberate. By searching his familiar, direct surroundings for something that supersedes reality, Baars manages to connect the everyday with the transcendental.


 
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More about Joost Baars: poet profile on Poetry International Web
TUESDAY 29 MAY 2018
 20:15 - 22:00 
Main Auditorium
THE NATION OF POETRY > OPENING OF THE 49TH POETRY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Alí Calderón, Aurélia Lassaque, Christian Bök, Danez Smith, Dolores Dorantes, Ida Börjel, Joost Baars, Lies Van Gasse, Maria Stepanova, Marie de Quatrebarbes, Miguel-Manso, Nachoem M. Wijnberg, Nora Gomringer, Safiya Sinclair, Sonia Bueno, Zeyar Lynn, Binkbeats, dans van Uri Eugenio, clips van Charles Badenhorst en meer
WEDNESDAY 30 MAY 2018
 13:30 - 16:00 
Theater Rotterdam - Witte De With - Foyer
POETRY + ART GALLERY TOUR - NORTH

Joost Baars, Parick Ribeiro i.s.m. 010 Says it all
THURSDAY 31 MAY 2018
 20:00 - 21:00 
Theater Rotterdam - Witte De With - Audit.
POETRY SHORT READINGS

Aurélia Lassaque, Joost Baars, Lies Van Gasse, Miguel-Manso, Sonia Bueno
FRIDAY 1 JUNE 2018
 20:00 - 21:00 
Theater Rotterdam - Witte De With - Studio
POETRY READING

Dolores Dorantes, Joost Baars, Goran Čolakhodži (Kroatië, 1990)
SATURDAY 2 JUNE 2018
 21:30 - 23:00 
Theater Rotterdam - Witte De With - Audit.
CROSS-OVER CLOSING

Aurélia Lassaque, Christian Bök, Danez Smith, Gihan Omar, Joost Baars, Lies Van Gasse, Marie de Quatrebarbes, Nora Gomringer, Boi Akih, Bella Bouman, Bruno Ferro Xavier da Silva, Convoi Exceptional en Francis Broekhuijsen (presentatie)
SUNDAY 3 JUNE 2018
 12:00 - 14:00 
Trompenburg Gardens & Arboretum
POETRY@TROMPENBURG

Dolores Dorantes, Joost Baars, Marie de Quatrebarbes, Nachoem M. Wijnberg