7 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 can an open syntax lead to new poetic structures and meanings? By reaching for its ultimate possibilities, Hirs declares her love for language. Together with the cyclical nature of day and night, seasons, tides, and shapes of the moon, infinite sense celebrates life, dancing, singing.

infinite sense (2021), the seventh Dutch-language collection of poetry by Rozalie Hirs, will be published on October 8, 2021 by Singeluitgeverijen | Uitgeverij Querido. The book design is by Michaël Snitker.

Rozalie Hirs (1965) is a poet and composer. She previously has published six collections of poetry with Querido, from Locus (1998) to further particulars (2017), and five collections in other languages, including her multilingual manifesto gestammelte werke (2017) with the renowned publishing house kookbooks, Berlin.

‘Every fiber of Hirs’ poetics says yes to the world we are thrown into.’ Joost Baars, Algemeen Dagblad

‘I love Hirs’ playful, musical, and at the same time meaningful, poetry.’ Edwin Fagel, Awater

‘One of the most intriguing Dutch poets at the moment.’ Paul Demets, De Morgen

book tour
10 October 2021, 15:00 CET
interview by Marcel Möring
poetry reading, booklaunch, Q & A, book signing
Boekhandel Donner
Coolsingel 129, 3012 AG Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands

21 October 2021, 19:00 CET)
lecture by Thomas Möhlmann
poetry reading, book launch, Q & A, book signing, reception
Athenaeum boekhandel
Spui 14, 1012 XA Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands

23 October 2021, 11:00 CET
interview by Ingmar Heytze
poetry reading, booklaunch, Q & A, book signing
Bilthovense Boekhandel
Julianalaan 1, 3722 GA Bilthoven, Utrecht, The Netherlands

18 November 2021, 17:30 CET
interview by Wim van Til
poetry reading, booklaunch, Q & A, book signing
Poëziecentrum Nederland in collaboration with Boekhandel Roelants
Openbare Bibliotheek Nijmegen, Mariënburg 29, 6511 PS Nijmegen, Gelderland, The Netherlands

Spring 2022 (date, time TBA)
lecture, workshop, poetry reading, Q & A, book signing
De Drvkkerij in collaboration with Hogeschool Zeeland
Markt 51, 4331 LK Middelburg, Zeeland, The Netherlands

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