"what makes my son so remote and forces my mother to writhe so strangely, painfully by the wall,/ when the cell of a room is unlit since the bill went unpaid?"

Poet

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

Many thanks to WEJansenfonds for their support. 

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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

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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

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SUNDAY 16 JUNE

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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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