"I am the shadow for you to hide beneath"

Poet

Ulrike Almut Sandig [Germany, 1979]

Ulrike Almut Sandig writes poetry, prose and radio plays. She started as a kind of guerrilla poet, pasting her poems on the lampposts and walls of her hometown of Leipzig. In 2007 she published her first collection, Zunder (‘Tinder’). Her work has inspired numerous poetry films, and she also uses film in her own work. Her poems are musical and highly rhythmic, in a language that combines sober seriousness with humour, irony and nostalgia. Exploring urban realities, they are interwoven with references to nightmares, the Bible, fairy tales and nursery rhymes. Ulrike Almut Sandig enjoys working with composers and musicians, and does so frequently. The rhythmic musicality of her work perfectly lends itself to these kinds of collaborations. Her performance at the festival is to be no exception: the Ukrainian poet and musician Grigory Semenchuk, with whom she forms the poetry band Landschaft, will be joining her on the stage. 

READING: Friday 14 June, 18:20 hrs - Jurriaanse Zaal

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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

Join the golden anniversary’s kick off celebrations!

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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

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

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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