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THE NATION OF POETRY

Video registrations of the 49th Poetry International Festival Rotterdam
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Live stream of the festival opening, featuring all poets of the 49th Poetry international Festival Rotterdam. Eighteen poems, fourteen countries and eleven languages join forces at the 49th Poetry International Festival’s opening event, The Nation of Poetry. Poetry is always and inevitably at the heart of our reality, influenced by its direct surroundings and affecting those surroundings in return. At the same time, poetry needs only a few words to bring forth entire worlds, a single poem creating a universe all to itself. The Nation of Poetry offers a first introduction to the poets of the 49th Poetry International Festival, an expedition to eighteen worlds in just one night, with poems about identity alternating with surprise acts.

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, dance by Uri Eugenio, clips by Charles Badenhorst en more...

For an OVERVIEW of all live streams CLICK HERE