StAnza International Poetry Festival

Dutch and Frisian poets in Edinburgh

7-11 March 2018

Seven Dutch and Frisian poets will be attending the StAnza International Poetry Festival in Edinburgh. In this year’s dedicated language focus, Scotland’s biggest poetry festival will be shining a spotlight on the poetry of Flanders and the Netherlands in the Going Dutch-program. Jan Baeke, Tsead Bruinja, Sigrid Kingma, Thomas Möhlmann, Ester Naomi Perquin, Frank Starik, and Geart Tigchelaar will be representing the voice of poetry of the Netherlands from 7 until 11 March.

During the festival, poets at both ends of the page and performance spectrum working in Dutch and Frisian will be showcasing their work, as well as contributing or explaining a number of installations and exhibitions. During these events the Scottish audience will get a chance to get up close and personal with a poetry scene so close yet so little known to them. Finally, the festival will also host showings of short poetry films and listening booths in which to listen to Dutch literary podcasts.

The Going Dutch-program at the StAnza International Poetry Festival is supported by the Dutch Foundation for Literature, with assistance from the Royal Netherlands Embassy and Poetry International, Rotterdam.

For more information about Dutch and Frisian poetry, contact our specialist Victor Schiferli.

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