On 26, 27, and 28 October 2022 Rotterdam’s literature festival Woordnacht takes place. During the festival Rozalie Hirs presents a new text and music hybrid composition, commissioned by Woordnacht. The location is Arminius, Museumpark 3, 3015 CB Rotterdam, The Netherlands. More information on the full programme and the new work […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
On Sunday 24 October 2021 at 20:00 CET Stichting LOOS Den Haag presents the portrait concert infinity stairs with music and poetry by Rozalie Hirs. Performers include Fie Schouten (bass clarinet), Wiek Hijmans (electric guitar), Marieke Franssen (flute), and Rozalie Hirs (spoken word). The location is LOOS, The Hague, The […]
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 […]
On Saturday 16 October 2021 at 18:30 CET at the Aubette, Strasbourg, France, the architect Machiel Spaan and composer-poet Rozalie Hirs present a programme around their intermedial architectural music installation ways of space (2019), including a lecture, poetry, and several rounds of the installation, and a discussion with the audience. […]
On Sunday afternoon 10 October 2021 at 15:00 CET Marcel Möring hosts a new interview as part of his literary series at the independent Donner bookshop, Rotterdam. Featured guest is Rozalie Hirs who presents her new poetry book oneindige zin (infinite sense; Amsterdam: Querido Publishers). During the event Möring interviews […]
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 […]
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 […]
–> Nederlands On Sunday afternoon 29 August 2021 at 15:00 CET Huize Gaudeamus/ Walter Maashuis, Bilthoven, presents its first garden concert of the year, with music and poetry by Rozalie Hirs. The performers are: Keren Motseri (soprano); Luna Quartet – Janneke van Prooijen, Jellantsje de Vries, Elisabeth Smalt, Katharina Gross; […]
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, […]
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!
On 12 June 2021 at Poetry International, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, the Dutch Climate Poets (Klimaatdichters) present a poetry marathon on the topic of climate change and activism. The marathon is curated by the core group of the Dutch Climate Poets, Saskia Stehouwer, Annelie David, Moya de Feyter, among others. All […]
On 6 June 2021 at 11:00 CET the award ceremony for the Jury Prize and the Public Choice Award of the three-yearly Karel van de Woestijne Poetry Prize (2017-2020) takes place in the gardens of the townhall, Sint-Martens-Latem, Ghent, Belgium. During the event all nominees read their poetry. The address […]
**POSTPONED DUE TO THE PANDEMIC** On Friday 21 May 2021 at 19:00 CET the Gallery of Tones, curated by Stefan Busch (photo) and Keiko Shichijo, presents a portrait concert with music and poetry by Rozalie Hirs. The performers include Fie Schouten (bass clarinet), Wiek Hijmans (electric guitar), and Marieke Franssen […]
–> Nederlands May 16, 2021. “Rozalie Hirs creates a fanciful labyrinth of sounds, which is still a pleasant place to stay” – a four-star ★★★★ review by Frits van der Waa in de Volkskrant about the streaming portrait concert infinity stairs in the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, […]
On Sunday 16 May 2021 the Amsterdam public library (Openbare Bibiliotheek Amsterdam aka OBA) presents its monthly poetry programme, curated and hosted by Ineke Holzhaus. Holzhaus interviews Rozalie Hirs about her new poetry book, forthcoming at the renowned Amsterdam-based publisher Uitgeverij Querido. In addition the poet reads from the new […]
–> 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 […]
**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 […]
**POSTPONED DUE TO THE PANDEMIC** On 21 March 2021 at 15:00 CET the Gallery of Tones, curated by Stefan Busch (photo) and Keiko Shichijo, presents a portrait concert with music and poetry by Rozalie Hirs. The performers include Fie Schouten (bass clarinet), Wiek Hijmans (electric guitar), and Marieke Franssen (flute). […]
From 19 until 22 November 2020 the ZEBRA poetry film festival 2020 was planned to take place at Haus für Poesie, Berlin, Germany. Due to the Corona pandemic the entire festival has moved online and is extended until 21 December 2020. The festival’s official selection can be watched through Zebra’s […]
On 1 November 2020 at 17:00 CET hand in hand for string quartet and soprano (2020) by Rozalie Hirs (music, text) receives a second performance that day by Sonar Quartett and Maraile Lichdi (soprano). The location of this concert is Kilianskirche, Heilbronn, Germany. The new work by Rozalie Hirs is […]
On Sunday 1 November 2020 at 11:30 CET hand in hand for string quartet and soprano (2020) by Rozalie Hirs (music, text) receives its world premiere by Sonar Quartett and Maraile Lichdi (soprano). The location is Regiswindiskirche in Lauffen am Neckar, birthtown of the German poet Hölderlin. The new work […]
16 October 2020. Today the new issue of the Dutch architecture magazine Forum is officially published. Forum IV/2020 The living room includes contributions by Bart de Baets, Stijn Brakkee, Rozalie Hirs, Leonardo Kappel, Lena Karson, Sandra Kassenaar, Laurens Jan ten Kate, Jan Richard Kikkert, Ira Koers, Vincent Kompier, Luuk Kramer, […]
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 […]
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 […]
11 May 2020. Today Poëziekrant 3/2020 (May-June) is issued by Poëziecentrum, Ghent, Belgium. It contains new poems by Rozalie Hirs, Lans Stroeve, Charles Ducal, Ineke Riem, Arnold Jansen op de Haar, and many poetry reviews. In addition, Gaea Schoeters interviews the phenomenal Kate Tempest: ‘I believe in radical empathy’. Order […]
17 April 2020. The new Dutch poetry cycle ‘hand in hand’ [1-5] (2019) by Rozalie Hirs is published in De Gids 3/2020, The Netherlands. Read the full cycle here. Happy reading! De Gids is the oldest surviving literary magazine in The Netherlands. Still alive-and-kicking. It published three of Rozalie’s very […]
**POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA PANDEMIC** On 20 March 2020 at 19:30 CET hand in hand for string quartet and soprano (2020) by Rozalie Hirs (music, text) will receive its world premiere performance by Sonar Quartett and Maraile Lichdi (soprano). The new work by Rozalie Hirs is a commission by Förderkreis […]
On 15 January 2020 from 12:30 until 14:30 CET Rozalie Hirs presents a lecture on her poetry book verdere bijzonderheden (further particulars; Amsterdam: Querido| Singel Uitgeverijen, 2017) and music and/or digital, interactive applications. The lecture is interlaced with a poetry reading by Rozalie and followed by a discussion with the students.
On 19 November 2019 from 14:00-15:50 EST Rozalie Hirs gives at talk to the Creative Writing class of professor Christian Hawkey at Pratt Institute, New York. Topics include the influence and the use of multilingualism, music, and digital media in her writing. And the influence of poetry on her music. […]
On Saturday 5 October 2019 Jaap Blonk is guest-of-honour at Maison Van Doesburg, Meudon Hauts-de-Seine, France. Blonk performs his own musical and poetic works, as well as poems by I.K. Bonset (pseudonym of Theo Van Doesburg). In addition, Rozalie Hirs performs her poems in Dutch, interlaced with Kim Andringa’s reading […]
Nous vous invitons cordialement à notre prochaine matinée à la Maison Van Doesburg à Meudon, ‘Open Saturday III – Poetry’, le samedi 5 octobre 2019 à 16h00. Notre invité d’honneur Jaap Blonk performera ses propres oeuvres musicales et poétiques, ainsi que des poèmes de I.K. Bonset (pseudonyme de Theo Van Doesburg). Ensuite, Rozalie Hirs donnera une lecture performative de ses poèmes en néerlandais, en alternance avec Kim Andringa qui lira ses traductions françaises. Le programme sera clôturé par Daniel Cunin qui lira Coups de cœur et coups de foudre selon Theo van Doesburg, ainsi que ses traductions françaises. Nous vous offrons ensuite le verre de l’amitié.
You are cordially invited to our next afternoon salon at Van Doesburg House ‘Open Saturday III – Poetry’ on Saturday 5 October 2019 at 16:00 CET. Guest-of-honour Jaap Blonk performs his own musical and poetic works, as well as poems by I.K. Bonset (pseudonym of Theo Van Doesburg). In addition, Rozalie Hirs performs her poems in Dutch, interlaced with Kim Andringa’s reading of her French translations. The event is closed by Daniel Cunin with the lecture Coups de cœur et coups de foudre selon Theo van Doesburg, interlaced with a reading of his French translations. Afterwards we serve a glass of wine.
Today, on 8 September 2019 from 11:00-18:00 CET, the German based international publisher hochroth Verlag is present at the Text & Talk Messe & Büchermarkt, Kulturgut Nottbeck, Museum for Literary Arts, Westfalen, Germany. Among its beautifully crafted books is Rozalie Hirs’ first German book publication ein tag (Berlin: hochroth, 2014).
On Friday 30 August 2019 at 19:00 CET Rozalie Hirs and Pavel Novotný read their poems and perform poetry/music hybrids at Kunsttempel, Kassel, Germany. The night before the exhibition POESIS is opened, featuring visual works by Hirs, Novotný, and other poets. Its accompanying catalogue is presented to the public. Curator […]
On Sunday 9 June 2019 at 15:30 CET Margot Dijkgraaf interiews the poets Simone Atangana Bekono, Rozalie Hirs, Hester Knibbe, and translator and Jan Mysjkin during Phares du Nord #10. In addition Atangana Bekono, Hirs, Knibbe and their translators Kim Andringa and Jan Mysjkin also read their poems in Dutch and French. This event is part of the 37th Marché de la Poésie, supported by the Netherlands Foundation for Literature.
1 June 2019. Today the new editon #47 of Revue Nunc, Éditions Corlevour, Clichy, France, appears. It features poets from the Netherlands and Belgium, translated into French by Daniel Cunin and Kim Andringa: Simone Atangana Bekono, Benno Barnard, Anneke Brassinga, Tsead Bruinja, Radna Fabias, Rozalie Hirs, Frank Keizer, Hester Knibbe, […]
On 27 April 2019 at 12:00 (noon) Rozalie Hirs is presenting a poetry performance/ lecture at the Public Library in San Francisco, California, United States. The event takes place during the National Poetry Month. Rozalie talks about intermedial aspects of her poetry and music, followed by a poetry reading and […]
On Thursday 4 April 2019 from 19 until 22 UYST a poetry event takes place at Il Cabildo de Montevideo, Uruguay. The performing poets are Ibero Laventure (Uruguay), Pedro Rocha (Brasil), Pedro Lago (Brasil), Amora Pera (Brasil), Pedro Tostes (Brasil), Miguel Angel Fuentes Gallegos (Perú), Romina Serrano (Uruguay), Fernando Noy […]
From 2 until 7 April 2019 Rozalie Hirs is a guest poet at the World Poetry Festival/ Mundial Poético de Montevideo, Uruguay, along with following poets from Argentina, Brasil, Colombia, France, Haïti, México, and Perú: Fernando Noy, Claudia Masín, Julia Magistratti, Pedro Tostes, Amora Pera, Pedro Lago, Pedro Rocha, Tálata […]
Montevideo, Uruguay, 23 March 2019. Rozalie Hirs’ first full length poetry collection in Spanish ahora es una rosa (2019) has just come out. Diego Puls translated Hirs’ poems into Spanish. Publisher Gustavo Wojciechowski has designed the book appearing with Yauguru Books, Montevideo, Uruguay. The book contains an essay by Hirs […]
On Friday 8 February 2019 the Amsterdam public library (Openbare Bibiliotheek Amsterdam aka OBA) celebrates its 100th anniversary with a Silent Poetry programme. From 17:00 CET onwards small groups of selected guests attend live poetry readings by four Amsterdam-based poets: Mireille Buldeo Rai, Rozalie Hirs, Smita James, and Ted van […]