'I call Miguel on the phone and ask him if he thinks I would be better off as a DJ or as a poet'

Poet

Frank Báez [Dominican Republic, 1978]

Those who venture into Frank Báez’s poetry find themselves immersed in a tragicomic, seemingly autobiographical world. His poems are narrative and anecdotal and are frequently about life in the Caribbean: the sea, the quay, the pier. Only reading Báez’s poems quietly on paper would be a failure to do right by them – and yourself: Báez is a performance poet. He likes working with musicians, sometimes even with an entire band. In 2017 Báez was the only poet to be featured in Bogotá39, the list of the most noteworthy Latin-American writers under the age of forty.

READING: Saturday 15 June, 16:40 hrs - Jurriaanse Zaal

Many thanks to the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in the Netherlands and the Dominican Republic’s Board of Tourism for their support.

Buy Tickets

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
Rotterdam Festivals
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