'you hold me, prick in the back, on the straight and narrow'
'jy hou my, piel in die rug, op die straight en narrow'

Dichter

Antjie Krog [South Africa, 1952]

Antjie Krog made her debut at the age of 18 with the poetry collection Dogter van Jefta (‘Daughter of Jefta’), and has since become one of South Africa’s foremost poets. Her poetry is personal, sensory and highly politically engaged. She writes about motherhood and getting older, but also about her deep connection with her country and its struggle with inequality and racism. She pulls out all the stops exploring these themes – her voice at turns furious, vulnerable, hopeful and despondent. Her work has received numerous awards, including the prestigious Hertzog Prize and the Gouden Ganzenveer (Golden Goose Feather). Krog’s poetry has drawn comparisons to Sylvia Plath and Wislawa Szymborska.

READING: Friday 14 June, 18:00 hrs

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Pick your favorite festival day – or days – or purchase a passe-partout so you can visit the entire festival. 

OPENING NIGHT

THURSDAY 13 JUNE

Join the golden anniversary’s kick off celebrations!

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FRIDAY 14 JUNE

Access to all readings and events on Friday 14 June (with the exception of workshops)

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SATURDAY 15 JUNE

Access to all readings and events on Friday 14 June (with the exception of workshops)

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SUNDAY 16 JUNE

Access to all readings and events on Friday 14 June (with the exception of workshops)

PASSE-PARTOUT

13, 14, 15 AND 16 JUNE

Access to all festival events (with the exception of workshops)

Location

The 50th Poetry International Festival will kick-off on 13 June in the Main Auditorium of de Doelen. On 14, 15 and 16 June most events will take place in or around the Jurriaanse zaal. De Doelen is situated within walking distance of Rotterdam Central Station

Entrance Main Auditorium – Schouwburgplein 50, Rotterdam
Entrance Jurriaanse zaal – Kruisplein 30, Rotterdam

Sponsors

Nederlands Letterenfonds
Gemeente Rotterdam
Droom en Daad
Lira Fonds
Stichting Dioraphte
Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds