"I had dozens of uses, but I was mostly flat beautiful. Visitors just gasped in the matte-black room where I freely fluoresced."

Poet

Patricia Lockwood [USA, 1982]

Patricia Lockwood is also called the “Poet Laureate of Twitter”. Even her best-known poem, “Rape Joke”, was described as a “series of exceptional tweets” by The New Yorker. Online, she captivates her audience with an endless stream of jokes and cat pictures; offline, with her incisive poetry and her recently-published memoir, Priestdaddy, about growing up with a Roman Catholic priest for a father. In her poetry she doesn’t shy away from controversial topics like sexual assault and life in Trump’s America – on the contrary, Lockwood’s work combines her razor-sharp sense of humour with an ability to go right to the sore spot.

READING: Sunday 16 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
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