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Ida Börjel

Ida Börjel

(Sweden, 1975)

Granting a poetic voice to the maligned conscience of the (political) world, with its streams of refugees, abuses of power, and environmental crises.

Ida Börjel is one of the most striking voices in contemporary conceptual poetry. Each of her much-praised and awarded collections forms a cohesively and rigorously composed whole that is always rooted in extensive research and a strong thematic principle. Her collection Miximum Ca'Canny: the Sabotage Manuals (2016) appears to be both a practical handbook and a philosophical study of the various ways the language of power and authority can be sabotaged, a recurring theme in Börjel's poetry. Her best-known work, Ma (2014), responds to Inger Christensen's iconic Alphabet and gives a poetic voice to the maligned conscience of the (political) world, with its streams of refugees, abuses of power, and environmental crises.


 
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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
 18:30 - 19:30 
Theater Rotterdam - Witte De With - Studio
POETRY TALKS

Ida Börjel, Safiya Sinclair, gesprek Daan Doesborgh
 21:30 - 23:00 
Theater Rotterdam - Witte De With - Audit.
CONCEIVED IN ADVANCE / CONCEPTUAL POETRY

Christian Bök, Ida Börjel, Nachoem M. Wijnberg, presentatie Jan Baeke
THURSDAY 31 MAY 2018
 20:00 - 21:00 
Theater Rotterdam - Witte De With - Studio
POETRY READING

Christian Bök, Danez Smith, Ida Börjel
SATURDAY 2 JUNE 2018
 13:30 - 16:00 
Theater Rotterdam - Witte De With - Foyer
POETRY + ART GALLERY TOUR - WEST

Christian Bök, Danez Smith, Ida Börjel, M. i.s.m. 010 Says it all