48th Poetry International Festival Rotterdam
FESTIVAL POETS (4): ZHU ZHU, ZANG DI, ANNA KAWALA, GOZO YOSHIMASU
 
 

48th Poetry International Festival Rotterdam
30 DECEMBER 2016 The 48th Poetry International Festival kicks off on Tuesday May 30, with an opening program in the Rotterdamse Schouwburg. From Wednesday May 31 up until Sunday June 4 the festival continues in Ro Theater in William Boothlaan and at several other locations in the Witte de With Quarter.


Zhu Zhu
(China, 1969)
by Silvia Marijnissen From a creeping plant to a launderette, from the Chinese Wall to Florence and New Jersey, from Mandelstam to Nalan Xingde, no subject is alien to Chinese poet Zhu Zhu. But a poem is only rarely about the things it actually mentions. In one, the …

Zang Di
(China, 1964)
by Silvia Marijnissen How often do we bite off more than we can chew? Whether it is something concrete, like food, or something more abstract like riches or status, we always want more. The Chinese poet Zang Di (1964) allows us to see the irony of this in a few …

Anne Kawala
(France, 1980)
by Kim Andringa In the work of Anne Kawala, the performative dimension is key. The written version of her texts has something of the musical score or libretto, and a different realisation in each recital. As in contemporary art installations, Kawala often writes …

Gozo Yoshimasu
(Japan, 1939)
by Kiwao Nomura Gozo Yoshimasu is a poet and visual artist. He debuted in 1964 and has since produced poems that explore the boundaries of poetry, language and written text. Repetitions, references, talking in many voices, interruptions, subscripts, blank lines …

Hannah van Binsbergen
(Netherlands, 1993)
by Feline Streekstra Hannah van Binsbergen studied philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. She published her first poems in the internet journal Samplekanon and writes for Tirade and DW B. Van Binsbergen debuted in 2016 with the collection …
 

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