17 April 2020. The new Dutch poetry cycle ‘hand in hand’ [1-5] (2019) by Rozalie Hirs is published in De Gids, 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 early poems in 1993, a few others along the years. And now accepted ‘hand in hand’ [1-5] (2019), a Dutch poetry cycle, written for and alongside the new composition ‘hand in hand’ (2020) for soprano and string quartet, commissioned by Förderkreis für Neue Musik Heilbronn. The composition is based on a selection of verses ‘[1]’ and ‘[3]’ in German.

Contributors of De Gids’ current Issue 2/2020 (Jaargang 183) include: Persis Bekkering, Roel Bentz van den Berg, Anneke Brassinga, Charlotte Van den Broeck, Maria van Daalen, Uta Eisenreich, Louise O. Fresco, Piet Gerbrandy, Maarten van der Graaff, Ger Groot, Arnon Grunberg, Remi Hauman, Daan Heerma van Voss, rozalie hirs, Klaas ten Holt, Shira Keller, Emily Kocken, Emy Koopman, Marc Kregting, Mark Manders, Nisrine Mbarki, Maaike Meijer, K. Michel, Roelof ten Napel, Bas van Putten, Martin Reints, Melani Reumers, Alfred Schaffer, Michael Tedja, Hannah van Wieringen, Rebekka de Wit, and Peer Wittenbols. The editors of De Gids are Edzard Mik, Maria Barnas, Roel Bentz van den Berg, Fiep van Bodegom, Piet Gerbrandy, Adriaan van Veldhuizen, Wytske Versteeg, Dirk Vis, Dirk van Weelden, and Niña Weijers

De Gids is supported and issued by The Netherlands’ most captivating weekly De Groene Amsterdammer.