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Maria Stepanova

Maria Stepanova

(Russian Federation, 1972)

A liberal voice in a media landscape that is completely under government control.

As a journalist, publisher, free-press activist and poet, Maria Stepanova is one of the best-known cultural figures in today's Russia. Her independent and crowd-funded online journal. Her most recent collection, Spolia, consists of two long poems, both thematically underpinned by the war currently being waged in eastern Ukraine – a civil war, as for Stepanova all wars are civil wars – pitting Ukrainians against Russians. Not only is the current political situation a subject of Stepanova's work, but to a certain extent it also determines its poetic style, resulting in a tone that is fragmented but powerful.


 
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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
THURSDAY 31 MAY 2018
 13:30 - 16:00 
Theater Rotterdam - Witte De With - Foyer
POETRY + ART GALLERY TOUR - SOUTH

Lies Van Gasse, Maria Stepanova, Yass Lines i.s.m. 010 Says it all
FRIDAY 1 JUNE 2018
 21:30 - 23:00 
Theater Rotterdam - Witte De With - Audit.
POETRY OF A NATION / THE NATION OF POETRY

Alí Calderón, Maria Stepanova, presentatie Jan Baeke / i.s.m. Brainwash
SATURDAY 2 JUNE 2018
 20:00 - 21:00 
Theater Rotterdam - Witte De With - Studio
POETRY READING

Maria Stepanova, Miguel-Manso, Zeyar Lynn