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new work for ensemble ascolta, donaueschingen, germany – world premiere

On Saturday 15 October 2022 at 11:00 CET the ensemble ascolta plays a world premiere of a new work by Rozalie Hirs during the Donaueschingen Festival/ Donaueschinger Musiktage. The concert takes place at Bartók Saal, Südwestrundfunk (SWR), Stuttgart, Germany. The work is commissioned by Donaueschingen Festival (curator: Björn Gottstein). The […]

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infinite sense, nijmegen – book presentation

On Thursday 18 November 2021 from 17:30-19:00 CET Rozalie Hirs presents her new poetry book oneindige zin (infinite sense; Amsterdam: Querido Publishers) at Poëziecentrum Nederland in collaboration with in the independent Roelants Bookshop. The venue is located in the public library of Nijmegen, province of Gelderland, The Netherlands. During the […]

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dreams of airs (2017-18), athelas sinfonietta, copenhagen, denmark – danish premiere

On Sunday 7 November 2021 Athelas Sinfonietta of Copenhagen presents a portrait concert of Rozalie Hirs. The programme evolves around the Danish premiere of Rozalie’s dreams of airs (2017-18), a cycle in which poetry and music play equally important roles. Its sound world features eight musicians, a singer who speaks, […]

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dreams of airs (2017-18), orgelpark, amsterdam, the netherlands – portrait concert

On Sunday 31 October 2021 at 14:00 CET, the Amsterdam cutting-edge music venue Orgelpark presents a portrait concert of Rozalie Hirs. The performers are Spectra Ensemble and Filip Rathé (conductor). The afternoon programme evolves around Rozalie’s dreams of airs (2017-18), a cycle in which poetry and music play equally important […]

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infinite sense (2021), bilthoven – book presentation

On Saturday morning 23 October 2021 from 11:00-12:00 CET Rozalie Hirs presents her new poetry book oneindige zin (infinite sense; Amsterdam: Querido Publishers) in the independent Bilthoven bookshop. The bookshop, located in Bilthoven, province of Utrecht, was designed by the Dutch architect Dudok. During the event Rozalie talks about her […]

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oneindige zin (infinite sense, 2021)

5 October 2021. In her seventh Dutch poetry book oneindige zin (infinite sense, 2021), Rozalie Hirs travels through the fluid language of inner worlds, spilling over into outer ones. From the imagination and the dream to the house, the garden, the city, the woods, the internet, and the universe. How […]

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architectura et amicitia – reading

On 25 September 2021 in the afternoon (TBA) the Dutch renowned Architectura et Amicitia celebrates it 165th anniversary with an exhibition around recent issues of its magazine FORUM, as well as the launch of the newest one. The exhibition is opened with several performances and lectures. Rozalie Hirs, FORUM’s writer-in-residence […]

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tirade, amsterdam – publication

15 July 2021. Het literary magazine Tirade (Van Oorschot, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) just published the summer issue with brandnew work by Mischa Andriessen, Maarten Doorman, Carl Haarnack, Kevin Headley, Thomas Heerma van Voss, Rozalie Hirs, Francis Hörters, Jorik Amit Galama, Sander Kollaard, Willemijn Kranendonk, Sara Micello, Jannie Regnerus, Maartje Wortel, […]

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awater, amsterdam – publication

14 June 2021. The current summer issue of the foremost Dutch poetry magazine Awater features a series of five new poems ‘lichtende nachtwolken’ (‘noctilucent clouds’) by Rozalie Hirs. The series is a selection from her forthcoming poetry book with Singeluitgeverijen|Uitgeverij Querido. The portrait photograph is by Bianca Sistermans. Happy reading!

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infinity stairs (2014), muziekgebouw aan ‘t ij, amsterdam – portrait concert

–> Nederlands On Thursday 13 May 2021 at 20:00 CET Amsterdam’s new music venue Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ presents a portrait concert of Rozalie Hirs with her music and poetry, performed by Marieke Franssen (flute), Fie Schouten (bass clarinet), Wiek Hijmans (electric guitar), and the composer-poet. The corona-proof concert takes […]

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dreams of airs (2017-18), athelas sinfonietta, copenhagen, denmark – danish premiere

**POSTPONED DUE TO THE PANDEMIC** On Friday 23 April 2021 Athelas Sinfonietta of Copenhagen presents a portrait concert of Rozalie Hirs. The programme evolves around the Danish premiere of Rozalie’s dreams of airs (2017-18), a cycle in which poetry and music play equally important roles. Its sound world features eight […]

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roseherte (2008) – npo radio 4

On 21 January 2021 roseherte for symphony orchestra (2008) by Rozalie Hirs is broadcast at the Dutch national radio NPO 4 at the occasion of its selection by the International Rostrum of Composers’ Hidden Treasures Mixtape this year. Hans Haffmans (photo) presents Roseherte along with other Hidden Treasures during his […]

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poetry bibliography

alphabetical list of all poems by rozalie hirs, their translations, and publications in books, magazines, and anthologies. chronological lists of poetry books, magazines, and anthologies.

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liegend konijn 2020/2 – publication

1 October 2020. Today the new edition of Flanders’ literary magazine Het Liegend Konijn has just appeared with brandnew poems by thirty-seven poets from The Netherands and Flanders. The magazine is published by Pelkmans, Belgium; its editor-in-chief is Jozef Deleu. See below for the full list of poets and their […]

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meet the poet in nijmegen

On Saturday 12 September 2020 at 14:00 CET Rozalie Hirs is featured guest at Ontmoet de dichter (Meet the poet) in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Wim van Til hosts the afternoon and interviews Rozalie on her poetic work and ideas. In addition, the poet reads selections from three of her most […]

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nomination karel van de woestijne poetry prize

1 August 2020. Stranger things have happened. My sixth poetry book verdere bijzonderheden (further particulars, 2017) has been nominated for the triennial Karel van de Woestijne poetry prize (2017-2020), issued by Sint-Martens-Latem, East Flanders, Belgium. Below is the corresponding trailer devised at the kind request of Sint-Martens-Latem. I selected the […]