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2021, calendar, poetry events

infinite sense, 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, 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 Rozalie talks about her […]

2021, books, calendar, dutch, news, poetry events

oneindige zin (infinite sense, 2021)

12 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 […]

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 – 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 – 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!

books, dutch, news, other language

poetry bibliography

alphabetical list of all poems by rozalie hirs, their translations, and publications in books, magazines, and anthologies. chronological lists of poetry books, magazines, and anthologies.

2020, calendar, lecture and debate, poetry events

meet the poet in nijmegen

On Saturday 12 September 2020 at 14:00 CET Rozalie Hirs is featured guest at Ontmoet de dichter (Meet the poet) in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Wim van Til hosts the afternoon and interviews Rozalie on her poetic work and ideas. In addition, the poet reads selections from three of her most […]

2020, calendar, poetry events

nomination karel van de woestijne poetry prize

1 August 2020. Stranger things have happened. My sixth poetry book verdere bijzonderheden (further particulars, 2017) has been nominated for the triennial Karel van de Woestijne poetry prize (2017-2020), issued by Sint-Martens-Latem, East Flanders, Belgium. Below is the corresponding trailer devised at the kind request of Sint-Martens-Latem. I selected the […]

2019, calendar, poetry events

salon de poésie à la maison van doesburg, france [invitation]

Nous vous invitons cordialement à notre prochaine matinée à la Maison Van Doesburg à Meudon, ‘Open Saturday III – Poetry’, le samedi 5 octobre 2019 à 16h00. Notre invité d’honneur Jaap Blonk performera ses propres oeuvres musicales et poétiques, ainsi que des poèmes de I.K. Bonset (pseudonyme de Theo Van Doesburg). Ensuite, Rozalie Hirs donnera une lecture performative de ses poèmes en néerlandais, en alternance avec Kim Andringa qui lira ses traductions françaises. Le programme sera clôturé par Daniel Cunin qui lira Coups de cœur et coups de foudre selon Theo van Doesburg, ainsi que ses traductions françaises. Nous vous offrons ensuite le verre de l’amitié.

2019, calendar, poetry events, residency

poetry salon at maison van doesburg, france [invitation]

You are cordially invited to our next afternoon salon at Van Doesburg House ‘Open Saturday III – Poetry’ on Saturday 5 October 2019 at 16:00 CET. Guest-of-honour Jaap Blonk performs his own musical and poetic works, as well as poems by I.K. Bonset (pseudonym of Theo Van Doesburg). In addition, Rozalie Hirs performs her poems in Dutch, interlaced with Kim Andringa’s reading of her French translations. The event is closed by Daniel Cunin with the lecture Coups de cœur et coups de foudre selon Theo van Doesburg, interlaced with a reading of his French translations. Afterwards we serve a glass of wine.

2019, calendar, lecture and debate, poetry events

marché de la poésie , paris, france – interview

On Sunday 9 June 2019 at 15:30 CET Margot Dijkgraaf interiews the poets Simone Atangana Bekono, Rozalie Hirs, Hester Knibbe, and translator and Jan Mysjkin during Phares du Nord #10. In addition Atangana Bekono, Hirs, Knibbe and their translators Kim Andringa and Jan Mysjkin also read their poems in Dutch and French. This event is part of the 37th Marché de la Poésie, supported by the Netherlands Foundation for Literature.

2019, calendar, poetry events, premieres, presentations

ahora es una rosa (2019)

Montevideo, Uruguay, 23 March 2019. Rozalie Hirs’ first full length poetry collection in Spanish ahora es una rosa (2019) has just come out. Diego Puls translated Hirs’ poems into Spanish. Publisher Gustavo Wojciechowski has designed the book appearing with Yauguru Books, Montevideo, Uruguay. The book contains an essay by Hirs […]

2019, calendar, poetry events

silent poetry – oba anniversary

On Friday 8 February 2019 the Amsterdam public library (Openbare Bibiliotheek Amsterdam aka OBA) celebrates its 100th anniversary with a Silent Poetry programme. From 17:00 CET onwards small groups of selected guests attend live poetry readings by four Amsterdam-based poets: Mireille Buldeo Rai, Rozalie Hirs, Smita James, and Ted van […]

2019, calendar, poetry events

literary salon, schimmelpennink, amsterdam

On 13 January 2019 the independent bookshop Schimmelpennink, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, presents a new edition of its famous literary salon, featuring live readings and interviews. Today’s guests are the poets Hannah van Binsbergen and Rozalie Hirs and the writer/ photographer Hans Aarsman. Karin van As acts as host of the […]

2018, calendar, works

dreams of airs (2017-18)

dreams of airs (2017-18) is a cycle of poetry and music by Rozalie Hirs. Its sound world features eight musicians, a singer who speaks, and electronic sounds. The new full-length composition by the Netherlands-based composer/ poet Rozalie Hirs offers a unique listening experience. The listener is guided through mesmerizing accelerandos and rallentandos in a lounge-like environment. The combination of spoken word, music, and visuals serves to stimulate various senses at once. The visual artists Boris Tellegen and Geert Jan Mulder designed a live video installation for the performance. The duration of the performance is around 60 minutes.

2018, calendar, poetry events

lyrikline online, berlin, germany

1 November 2018. As of today a selection of Rozalie Hirs’ poems, as well as their readings, and some of their translations, have been added to lyrikline. Lyrikline – Listen to the poet is the greatest international online body of poetry today. With special thanks to Heiko Strunk, Lyrikline & […]

2018, calendar, poetry events

the fly on the rose prevents us

On 18 February 2018 the exhibition The fly on the rose prevents us with brandnew works by visual artists Kars Persoon and Omar Koubaa is opened at Gallery Dom’arte at Rucphen near Roosendaal, The Netherlands. During the opening Timon Persoon performs music with his band The Visual, and Rozalie Hirs […]

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). […]

2017, calendar, poetry events

nieuwe noten

On 10 December 2017 at 15:00 Nieuwe Noten, curated by Fie Schouten, presents the third concert of its opening season, featuring the musicians Fie Schouten (bass clarinet), Jelte Althuis (bass clarinet), Ryoko Imai (percussion), and Rie Wanatebe (percussion). Rozalie Hirs interlaces their music performances with readings from her brandnew poetry […]

2017, calendar, lecture and debate, poetry events

poetry portrait, groningen, the netherlands

On Wednesday 8 November 2017 at 12:30 CET Rozalie Hirs is guest poet during the event Dichters van geluk in Groningen. Rozalie reads from her forthcoming poetry book verdere bijzonderheden (Amsterdam: Querido, 2017). In addition her colleague Rense Sinkgraven interviews Hirs about the creative process and happiness. The event takes […]

2017, calendar, poetry events

geestdrift festival

At the invitation of Joost Baars, the poets Edwin Fagel, Willem Jan Otten, and Rozalie Hirs perform alongside him during Geestdrift Festival at Geertekerk, Utrecht, The Netherlands, on 28 October 2017. Geestdrift is a festival around theological themes with lectures, readings, literature, visual arts, and music. This year’s theme concerns […]

2017, calendar, residency

composer-in-residence, macdowell, united states

From 7 August until 7 September 2017 Rozalie Hirs is Composer-in-Residence at the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire, the oldest artist colony in the United States, founded in 1907. During her time at MacDowell she will be working on new compositions and poems. The picture below shows the founder Marian […]

2017, calendar, poetry events

gestammelte werke (berlin: kookbooks, 2017) – publication

1 July 2017. gestammelte werke, the brandnew poetry compendium by Rozalie Hirs, is now published by kookbooks, Berlin. The poems are selected by its publisher Daniela Seel from Hirs’ five most recent poetry books: Speling (Amsterdam: Querido, 2005), Geluksbrenger (Amsterdam: Querido, 2008), gestamelde werken (Amsterdam: Querido, 2012), Curvices and Musicles […]