2024, calendar, poetry events

performance – poetry festival roeselare, belgium

On Sunday 24 November 2024 from 17:00 CET onwards, the fourth edition of the International Poetry Festival takes place in Roeselare, Belgium. The theme of this edition is spirituality. About a dozen guest poets read from their own work and respond to Guido Gezelle’s poem ‘Als de ziele luistert’. Among […]

2024, calendar, poetry events

performance – leiden poetry night, de burcht

On Friday evening, June 21, 2024, midsummer night, Rozalie Hirs is one of the guest poets during the Leidse Poëzienacht (Leiden Poetry Night) in the Burcht, Leiden. She will read from her new collection of dagtekening van liefdesvormen (Querido, 2024). The complete program will follow in early May. Be welcome! […]

2024, calendar, poetry events

presentation monument for ilse starkenburg

On Friday afternoon, April 19, 2024 at 15:00 CET, a new sculpture by visual artist Timon Hagen is presented at Zoutkeetsplein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The monument in memory of the poet Ilse Starkenburg, contains a selection of her work. In addition, there is an exhibition in the window galleries of […]

2024, calendar, news, poetry events, radio, livestream, printed media

bringing memories to life – review helena van praet, poëziekrant, ghent, belgium

March 28, 2024. The latest issue of the Poëziekrant (Poetry Newspaper) 2/2024 contains, among many other things, Helena Van Praet’s beautiful review, ‘Bringing memories to life through sprinkle speech,’ about the poetry collection dagtekening van liefdesvormen (Querido, 2024) by Rozalie Hirs. Van Praet writes: “Hirs makes use of an impressive […]

2023, calendar, dutch, news, poetry books, poetry events

ecologica (2023)

“It is her most daring and possibly most personal collection to date, in the sense that the poet’s voice sounds more pervasively forceful than ever” (Helena Van Praet, Poëziekrant)

“The best-kept secret of Dutch poetry. Rozalie Hirs writes poems like no one else does. Lyrical, musical, intuitive and very precise.” (Joost Baars, De Dolfijn)

“That way the words of Hirs, who is also active as a composer, are like music: the chords flow into one another rhythmically, quite oblivious of the boundaries of a sentence.” (Jeroen Dera, De Standaard)

“Hirs has managed to fashion a very urgent contemporary problem, climate change, into a lyrical stream of words. Doing so, she connects the magic of poetry to the biting irony of protest.” (Helena Van Praet, Poëziekrant)

2022, calendar, music concerts, poetry events, premieres, presentations, radio, livestream, printed media

artemis (2022), ensemble ascolta, donaueschingen, germany – world premiere

During die Donaueschinger Musiktage, on Saturday 15 October 2022 at 11:00 CET, Keren Motseri (soprano) and ensemble ascolta perform the world premiere of artemis (2022), a new work by Rozalie Hirs. The concert at Bartók Saal, Südwestrundfunk (SWR), Stuttgart, Germany, is recorded live for radio broadcast. Ensemble ascolta opens the […]

2022, calendar, poetry events

power to the planet, rindert de groot – publication

On 1 October 2022 the new book power to the planet – de geslaagde revolutie is het begin van de verandering (editors: Rindert de Groot, Farid Tabarki), appears with Studio Zeitgeist, Amsterdam. For more activities about the revolution, please visit the website power to the planet Part of the publication […]

2022, calendar, poetry events

poets at the prinsentuin, groningen, the netherlands

From 8 until 10 July 2022 the poetry festival Dichters in de Prinsentuin takes place at Hortus Botanicus, Haren (near the city of Groningen), The Netherlands. On Saturday 9 July 2022 Rozalie Hirs performs as one of the guest poets this year: From 14:00-14:30 CET Rozalie Hirs performs alongside Tsead […]

2021, calendar, poetry events

infinite sense (2021), 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 […]

2021, calendar, lecture and debate, music concerts, poetry events, portrait concert, premieres, presentations

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

On Sunday 7 November 2021 at 17:00 CET Athelas Sinfonietta of Copenhagen, Signe Asmussen (voice), and James Sherlock (conductor) present 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. […]

2021, calendar, music concerts, poetry events, portrait concert, premieres, presentations

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

***POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19*** 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 Lore Binon (voice), Spectra Ensemble, and Filip Rathé (conductor). The afternoon programme evolves around Rozalie’s dreams of airs (2017-18), a cycle in […]

2021, calendar, poetry events

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 Ingmar Heytze interviews Rozalie […]

2021, calendar, dutch, poetry books, poetry events

oneindige zin (infinite sense, 2021)

“Once more, in this collection Hirs proves that she can create a play of poetic language like nobody else. (…) Hirs’s ingenious tour de force stands right in the twenty-first century.” (Helena Van Praet, De Reactor) “Departing from this moment of receptivity, Hirs embarks on a surprising and overwhelming exploration […]

2021, calendar, other language, poetry books, poetry events

spor af lykkebringer (2021)

1 October 2021 spor af lykkebringer is the new Danish poetry book by Rozalie Hirs, translated by Birthe Lundsgaard. Its publisher is Peter H. Olesen of Forlaget Melodika in collaboration with Athelas Sinfonietta, Copenhagen (artistic director: Jesper Lützhøft). The publication of the new poetry book is supported by the Netherlands […]

2021, calendar, poetry events

architectura et amicitia – reading

On 25 September 2021 from 14:00-21:00 CET the Dutch renowned Architectura et Amicitia celebrates it 165th anniversary with an exhibition of three custom-built pavilions around recent issues of its magazine FORUM, as well as the launch of the newest one. During the exhibition several performances and lectures take place, as […]

2021, calendar, poetry events

samplekanon – publication

31 August 2021. Today the online literary journal Samplekanon publishes a new sample of poetry ‘eenmaal ontwaakt’ (Dutch only) by Rozalie Hirs, selected from her forthcoming book oneindige zin (Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Querido, 2021). The accompanying painting I’m all for ground, 10.03.2021 (oil on canvas) is by Kars Persoon. Magazines are […]

2021, calendar, poetry events

tirade, amsterdam – poetry publication

15 July 2021. The 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, […]

2021, calendar, poetry events

awater, amsterdam – poetry 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!

2021, calendar, poetry events

karel van de woestijne, sint-martens-latem, belgium

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 […]

2021, calendar, music concerts, poetry events, portrait concert, radio, livestream, printed media

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 […]