2018, calendar, poetry events

book launch astrid lampe

On 19 June 2018 the Dutch poet Astrid Lampe presents her ninth poetry book Zusterstad 2.0 (Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Querido, 2018) in Perdu, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Fellow poets Rozalie Hirs and Kees ‘t Hart read a new poetry selection together with Lampe, compiled by her especially for the event. Date: 2018-06-19 […]

2017, calendar, music concerts, poetry events

multilingualism: tower of babel I diapason

On 15 December 2017 at 20:30 CET the Amsterdam-based experimental poetry venue Perdu presents the first installment of a series of evenings Toren van Babel/ Diapason around the phenomenon of multilingualism in contemporary poetry. The evenings are curated by Lucie Fortuin, Linda Veldman, and Frances Welling (Avondenredactie/ director of Perdu). […]

2016, calendar, poetry events

n30x31 – a tribute to jeroen mettes (1987-2006)

On Friday 16 December 2016 at 20:00 CET at Perdu, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the work by poet, essayist, and blogger Jeroen Mettes (1987-2006) is commemorated by thirty-one Dutch poets reciting Mettes’ magnum opus N30+ during an evening-length tribute. With appearances by Samuel Vriezen, Maartje Smits, Alfred Schaffer, Nadia de Vries, […]

2015, calendar, lecture and debate, poetry events

to witness matter

On 11 December 2015 at 20:30 CET Perdu will host an evening around structures of remembrance, forms of subjectivity gathering, and communication. “memory for two, memory for several, world-memory, memory-ages of the world” (from: Cinema 2: The Time-Image (1989) by Gilles Deleuze. Translated into English by Hugh Tomlinson and Robert […]

2015, calendar, poetry events

book launch frans budé

On 3 December 2015 at 20:30 CET the poets Frans Budé, Anneke Brassinga, Daan Doesborgh, Elma van Haren, and Rozalie Hirs perform at the book launch of Beyond the vanishing point by Frans Budé (Amsterdam: Meulenhoff, 2015). Poet and critic Erik Lindner will introduce the work of Budé with an […]

2015, calendar, poetry events

booklaunch han van der vegt

On 28 January 2015 at 20:30 CET the new poetry book Navigatiesystemen (Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Wereldbibliotheek, 2015) by Han van der Vegt is presented at Perdu, Kloverniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam, with a poetry reading by himself. Additional performances by the poets Onno Kosters, Jacob Groot, and Rozalie Hirs. Furthermore, Frank Keizer and […]

2015, calendar, poetry events

opening of the amsterdam poetry season

On 18 September 2015 the literary venue Perdu in Amsterdam opens its new season with a special programme around the experimental poetry anthology Met twee maten by Paul Rodenko (Amsterdam: Bert Bakker; 1954). The following poets will write new works especially for the evening, and perform and discuss what they’ve […]

2014, calendar, poetry events

30+30 poets’ marathon, amsterdam

On 30 January 2014 at the occasion of the National Poetry Day in The Netherlands (Gedichtendag) on 30 January 2014, Perdu presents its traditional Poetry Marathon. During this event thirty Dutch poets each read three poems: two poems they’ve written themselves as well as one translation of a selected poem […]

2012, calendar, poetry events

book launch frank keizer

On June 7, 2012, Frank Keizer’s first poetry collection, Dear world, fuck off, ik ga golfen (Stanza, 2012) is launched. With performances by Frank Keizer, Maarten van der Graaff, Maartje Smits, Martijn den Ouden, and Rozalie Hirs, who each wrote new work in response to Keizer’s collection. The event is […]

2012, calendar, poetry events

booklaunch gertrude starink

On June 1, 2012, Gertrude Starink’s De weg naar Egypte (het balanseer, 2012) is launched. As part of this tribute to Starink at Perdu, Amsterdam, the poets Anneke Brassinga, Inge Braeckman, Maud Vanhauwaert, and Rozalie Hirs read the integral work. The event is hosted by Samuel Vriezen, and the program […]

2011, calendar, poetry events

procedural poetry, perdu, amsterdam

On 1 April 1 2011 Jaap Blonk, Bas Geerts, Ton van ‘t Hof (see picture), and Rozalie Hirs are guests at the event Procedural Poetry focusing on experimental procedures in contemporary poetry at Perdu, Amsterdam. The poets/artists/composers give a performance and a lecture about their work. Curator of the night […]

2011, calendar, poetry events

the inverted reader – interview

On 18 March 2011, Rozalie Hirs is guest poet at the event ‘The inverted reader’ at Perdu, Amsterdam, The netherlands. During this night, it is the poet who interviews his/her reader, rather than the other way round. The poets are Stefan Hertmans and Rozalie Hirs. Hirs’s reader is Laurens Ham. […]

2009, calendar, poetry events

herman gorter festival

On 28 November 2009 at 20:15 CET the actor Hugo Koolschijn and poet Rozalie Hirs read Liedjes (1930) by Herman Gorter at Perdu, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Samuel Vriezen interlaces the reading with music. The night before Joost Baars, Ernst van den Hemel, Marc Reugebrink, and Johan Sonnenschein present lectures on […]

2009, calendar, poetry events

het definitieve eindfeest, perdu, amsterdam

On 26 June 2009 at 20:30 CET ‘Het definitieve eindfeest’ (‘The definitive end of season party’) takes place at Stichting Perdu, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Several poets and writers perform new and recent work, followed by a massive dance party. The performers include David Sneek, Martin van der Galiën, Hilde Meeus, […]

2009, calendar, poetry events

hotel new flandres – book launch

On 1 May 2009 the Dutch book launch of Hotel New Flandres takes place at Perdu, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The anthology’s editors Dirk van Bastelaere, Erwin Jans, and Patrick Peeters discuss the new publication in a round-table event. Furthermore, the poets Miriam Van hee, Mark Insingel and Rozalie Hirs read […]

2009, calendar, poetry events

poetry marathon, perdu, amsterdam

On 29 January 2009 Amsterdam’s foremost poetry theatre and bookshop Perdu presents its yearly Dichtersmarathon (Poetry Marathon). With performances by the poets Jan-Willem Anker, Robert Anker, Erik Bindervoet, Pieter Boskma, Floor Buschenhenke, Sofie Cerutti, Daan Doesborgh, Hélène Gelèns, Piet Gerbrandy, Amarantha Groen, Elma van Haren, Krijn Peter Hesselink, Rozalie Hirs, […]

2008, calendar, music concerts, poetry events

poetry pieces i-iii (2008)

On 27 June 2008 the Eindfeest (End of Season Party) takes place at Perdu, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. As part of this evening programme, Rozalie Hirs performs her music compositions on original poems Poetry pieces I-III (2008). Date: 2008-06-27 Time: 21:00 Location: Het Eindfeest, Perdu, Kloveniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam → Nederlands

2007, calendar, curator, poetry events

hadewijch: visions

On 26 October 2007, a new edition of the series Dichters lezen dichters takes place at Perdu, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This time the subject is the work of the mediaeval, mystical Dutch poet Hadewijch. Poets Hélène Gélens, Jan Kuijper, Liesbeth Lagemaat, and Rozalie Hirs integrally read Hadewijch’s work Visioenen (Visions). […]

2007, calendar, poetry events

vlinders, gras (2007)

On 28 September 2007 the Perdu Foundation celebrates Jaap en de Bonenstaak (English: Jack and the beanstalk), a new issue of the Belgian literary review Dietsche Warande & Belfort. During the evening the poets Arnoud van Adrichem (curator), Elma van Haren, Astrid Lampe, Pol Hoste, Anneke Brassinga, Miguel Declercq, Samuel […]

2007, calendar, poetry events

poetry marathon 2007

On 25 January 2007 Rozalie Hirs reads her poems along with twenty-nine other poets during the Gedichtenmarathon (Poetry marathon) at Stichting Perdu, Amsterdam. Each poet reads two original poems and one poem by a foreign poet. The event is curated by Tsead Bruinja. Date: 2007-01-25 Time: 19:00 CET Location: Stichting […]