Judith Herzberg [The Netherlands, 1934]
Judith Herzberg is a frequent guest at Poetry International; in 2019 we are looking forward to welcoming her to the festival for the 11th time. A prolific writer, she has an impressive body of published work. Herzberg has been a fixture in the Dutch poetry world for more than five decades, ever since she made her debut in 1963 with her collection Zeepost (‘Sea Post’). In 1997 she received the P.C. Hooft Award for her entire oeuvre, which she describes as an attempt to let her reader “experience the same confusion that I undergo when I look at reality”. Artful and sophisticated, Herzberg’s words allow the reader to share in small pleasures and big griefs – which remain bearable thanks to her characteristic lightness.
READING: Sunday 16 June, 15:00 hrs - Jurriaanse Zaal