From 2 until 7 April 2019 Rozalie Hirs is a guest poet at the World Poetry Festival/Mundial Poético de Montevideo, Uruguay. During the festival Hirs and other international poets from France, Spain, Brasil, Peru, Haiti and Argentina, will perform in different cities around Uruguay. In addition the new Spanish poetry book by Hirs ahora es una rosa (Montevideo: Yauguru Books, 2019; Spanish translations by Diego Puls) will be presented.
Rozalie Hirs (Gouda, April 7, 1965) is a contemporary Dutch composer and a poet. Her poetry and music are lyrical as well as experimental. The principal concerns of her work are the adventure of listening, reading, and the imagination. Her music consists of vocal, orchestral, and electronic compositions. She often combines traditional instruments with electronic sounds. Her poetry includes both printed collections and digital poetry: interactive poems created in collaboration with visual artists, and graphic designers.