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2021, calendar, news, poetry events

infinite sense (2021), 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, news, 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 Ingmar Heytze interviews Rozalie […]

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

oneindige zin (infinite sense, 2021)

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 […]

2021, calendar, news, poetry events

architectura et amicitia – reading

On 25 September 2021 from 14:00-21:00 CET the Dutch renowned Architectura et Amicitia celebrates it 165th anniversary with an exhibition of three custom-built pavilions around recent issues of its magazine FORUM, as well as the launch of the newest one. During the exhibition several performances and lectures take place, as […]

2021, calendar, news, 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!

2021, calendar, music concerts, news, poetry events, portrait concert, radio, livestream, printed media

infinity stairs (2014), muziekgebouw aan ‘t ij, amsterdam – portrait concert

–> Nederlands On Thursday 13 May 2021 at 20:00 CET Amsterdam’s new music venue Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ presents a portrait concert of Rozalie Hirs with her music and poetry, performed by Marieke Franssen (flute), Fie Schouten (bass clarinet), Wiek Hijmans (electric guitar), and the composer-poet. The corona-proof concert takes […]

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 […]

2020, calendar, works

hand in hand (2020) for string quartet and soprano

Rozalie Hirs composed hand in hand (2020) for soprano and string quartet, based on her own poetry. This commission from Kulturkreis für Neue Musik Heilbronn is inspired on the life and ideas of the German poet Hölderlin. The world premiere takes place on his two-hundred-and-fiftieth birthday, a day later followed by a performance next to his birthhouse in Lauffen am Neckar, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

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, poetry events

hochroth, text & talk, germany

Today, on 8 September 2019 from 11:00-18:00 CET, the German based international publisher hochroth Verlag is present at the Text & Talk Messe & Büchermarkt, Kulturgut Nottbeck, Museum for Literary Arts, Westfalen, Germany. Among its beautifully crafted books is Rozalie Hirs’ first German book publication ein tag (Berlin: hochroth, 2014).

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.