On 8 May 2008, the launch party of Versal VI, the new issue of the English language literary review, takes place at the Sugar Factory, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

During the event, the poets, and writers Emmanuel Moses, Sandra Jensen, Wiljan van den Akker, Jennifer Arcuni, Michael Karmen, Julian Stannard, and Jane Monk read original work. In addition, Rozalie presents the world premiere performance of her music composition Poetry piece iii (2008), based on her own poem ‘Stamboom’ (‘Family Tree’; English translation: Ko Kooman).

The event hosts are Megan M. Garr and Prue Duggan, editors of VERSAL Journal.

The following poets, writers, and visual artists have contributed to Versal VI (Amsterdam: wordsinhere, 2008):

Poetry
Wiljan van den Akker
Shifa Ali
Larissa Andrusyshyn
Matt Anserello
Jennifer Arcuni
Rane Arroyo
Logan Chace
Lakey Comess
Marosa di Giorgio
Ben Doller
William Doreski
Carolina Esses
Magdalena Ferreiro
Ana Fornaro
Anthony Frame
Lara Frankena
Ericka Ghersi
Cynthia Grier Lotze
Marilyn Hacker
David Hart
Derek Henderson
Takashi Hiraide
Rozalie Hirs
Andrew J. Jones
Toshiya Kamei
Sándor Kányádi
Nabil Kashyap
Ko Kooman
Dawn Lonsinger
David Miller
Kelly Moffett
Emmanuel Moses
Mace Murakishi
Sawako Nakayasu
Alistair Noon
Alex Piperno
Jeannine Marie Pitas
Paul Sohar
Julian Stannard
Xiao Kaiyu

Prose
Jenny Arnold: Page One, Two
Tom Bass
Selfa Chew
B.J. Hollars
Sandra Jensen
Michael Karman
Rachel Marston
Jane Monk
Jennifer D. Munro
María Cecilia Perna

Art
Ewan Cameron
Francisco Cunha
Joris Diks
Magdolene Dykstra
Dana Gentile
Emelie Östergren
Miroslav Paral
Amy Purifoy Piazza
David Ruhlman
Danielle Smits
Jean Tripier

Date: 2008-05-08
Time: 20:00
Location: Sugar Factory, Lijnbaansgracht 238, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Versal VI (Amsterdam: wordsinhere, 2008)