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Zeyar Lynn

Zeyar Lynn

(Myanmar Burma, 1958)

With its treacherous language, its quotations and many references Zeyar Lynn's poetry makes for an exciting, endless scavenger hunt.

Zeyar Lynn is one of the most important and influential people in contemporary Burmese poetry. In a country with a long history of censorship, and a strong poetic tradition, Zeyar Lynn has been introducing contemporary poetry there since the 1990s, particularly as a translator of American L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poets. Studying this poetry has also left a great impression on his own work; he has abandoned Burmese traditions and strict 'Khit Por' (modern poetry) to write poems without a prescribed meaning. With its treacherous language, its quotations, and its many references (to other poets and writers, but also to international historical and political events), Zeyar Lynn's poetry makes for an exciting, endless scavenger hunt.


 
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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
 20:00 - 21:00 
Theater Rotterdam - Witte De With - Audit.
POETRY SHORT READINGS

Alí Calderón, Danez Smith, Maria Stepanova, Nora Gomringer, Zeyar Lynn
FRIDAY 1 JUNE 2018
 13:30 - 16:00 
Theater Rotterdam - Witte De With - Foyer
POETRY + ART GALLERY TOUR - SOUTH

Zeyar Lynn
SATURDAY 2 JUNE 2018
 18:30 - 19:30 
Theater Rotterdam - Witte De With - Studio
POETRY TALKS

Danez Smith, Zeyar Lynn, gesprek Hassnae Bouazza
 20:00 - 21:00 
Theater Rotterdam - Witte De With - Studio
POETRY READING

Maria Stepanova, Miguel-Manso, Zeyar Lynn