Galina Rymbu [Russia, 1990]
Galina Rymbu grew up in a working-class environment in Siberia. Her childhood had a formative impact on her poetry, and is the reason she considers activism to be an integral part of being a poet. In her work, she seeks out the language that perpetuates the oppression of the lower classes, to then deliberately undermine it. Her poetry is highly individual, and at the same time has much in common with rhetorical writings due to her use of frequent repetition and the persuasiveness of her words. A collection of Rymbu’s work appeared in Dutch translation for the first time in March of this year under the title Tijd van de aarde (‘Time of the Earth’), published by Perdu.
READING: Friday 14 June, 19:50 hrs - Jurriaanse Zaal