"How do you go to bed when you have just run over a sheep?"

Poet

Marieke Lucas Rijneveld [The Netherlands, 1991]

Just three years ago, Marieke Lucas Rijneveld made her debut with the collection Kalfsvlies (‘Calf Caul’), which earned her the C. Buddingh’ Prize. Her 2018 novel, De avond is ongemak (‘The Discomfort of the Evening’), quickly became a bestseller, and at the start of this year she published her second collection of poetry, Fantoommerrie (‘Phantom Mare’). Her poetry is florid; in what tend to be long sentences, she builds a compelling architecture of metaphors and similes that sweep the reader up in a maelstrom of often uncomfortable thoughts. Themes such as grief and gender are given voice in original and moving ways. In the poems in her latest collection, too, extended sequences of images are strung together to offer up an alarming worldview.

READING: Friday 14 June, 18:40 hrs - Jurriaanse Zaal

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!

DAY TICKET

FRIDAY 14 JUNE

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

DAY TICKET

SATURDAY 15 JUNE

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

DAY TICKET

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
en

Ludo Pieters Gastschrijversfonds   /   Volkskracht   /   Erasmusstichting   /   G. Ph. Verhagen-Stichting   /   Maatschappij tot Nut van't Algemeen   /   Stichting verzameling van Wijngaarden-Boot   /   We Jansenfonds