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· POËZIEWEEK VLAANDEREN & NEDERLAND: 26.01—01.02.2023 · Raoul Schrott: Die Erfindung der Poesie · The House of Twenty Thousand Books by Sasha Abramsky · Annie Ernaux wins the 2022 Nobel prize in literature · Deaf Republic. Poems by Ilya Kaminsky · An evening of poetry and art in London with celebrated artist and author Vincent Berquez · Dichters in de tuin 2022 · 52nd POETRY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM · Annie Ernaux: Le jeune homme · BOEKENWEEK 2022 van 9 t/m 18 april · POËZIEWEEK 2022: 17-01 tm 02-02 · Tishani Doshi: Everything Begins Elsewhere

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POËZIEWEEK VLAANDEREN & NEDERLAND: 26.01—01.02.2023

Poëzieweek 2023 start zoals altijd op Gedichtendag, donderdag 26 januari 2023, en loopt t.e.m. woensdag 1 februari 2023.

Sinds 2000 wordt elk jaar eind januari poëzie extra in de kijker gezet. Op initiatief van Poetry International werd de laatste donderdag van januari uitgeroepen tot Gedichtendag. Een breed samenwerkingsverband van dichters, literaire organisaties, scholen, bibliotheken en andere verenigingen zorgde ervoor dat de donkere januaridagen in Vlaanderen en Nederland een poëtische invulling kregen.

De campagne van de eerste Gedichtendag in 2000 werd afgetrapt met de verkiezing van het mooiste gedicht. Na een breedgedragen stemcampagne haalde ‘Denkend aan Holland’ van Hendrik Marsman het van onder meer ‘De moeder de vrouw’ van Martinus Nijhoff.

Bij elke editie werd aan een dichter gevraagd om 10 gedichten te schrijven die aansloten bij het thema van Gedichtendag. De eerste Gedichtendagbundel werd geschreven door Toon Tellegen. Later volgden onder meer nog Hugo Claus, Tom Lanoye, Remco Campert, Judith Herzberg, Antjie Krog, …

Door het grote succes van de Gedichtendag werd in 2013 beslist om Gedichtendag uit te werken tot een volledige Poëzieweek. Hierbij aansluitend werd de Gedichtendagbundel omgedoopt tot het Poëziegeschenk.

Met een bundeling van grote en kleine poëzie-activiteiten willen de organisatoren een groter bereik creëren voor poëzie.

Gedichtendag 2023: donderdag 26 januari 2023, 00:00–23:59

In 2023 schrijven Hester Knibbe en Miriam Van hee het Poëziegeschenk met als titel: Er staat te gebeuren.

De Poëzieweek 2023 is een samenwerking van Poëziecentrum met Stichting Poëzieclub/Awater, Iedereen Leest, Stichting Lezen, Poetry International, De Schrijverscentrale, Literatuur Vlaanderen, Nederlands Letterenfonds, CPNB, NOORDWOORD, Koninklijke Bibliotheek Nederland, Perdu, CANON Cultuurcel, School der Poëzie, Probiblio, Dichter des Vaderlands België, Dichter des Vaderlands Nederland, de Taalunie, Antwerpen Boekenstad, Boekhandels Vlaanderen, Stichting Literaire Activiteiten Nijmegen, Prijs de Poëzie, Creatief Schrijven, Poetry Circle Nowhere en Passa Porta.

Thema 2023: ‘Vriendschap’
Vriendschap: vrienden steunen, lachen, luisteren, beleven, inspireren. Vrienden zijn een essentieel deel van wie we zijn en worden. Ook poëzie kan je vriend zijn. Gedichten helpen ons om vreugde en verdriet te delen, om die gevoelens een plaats te geven waarvoor je zelf geen woorden hebt.

De Poëzieweek 2023 is een samenwerking van Poëziecentrum met Stichting Poëzieclub/Awater, Iedereen Leest, Stichting Lezen, Poetry International, De Schrijverscentrale, Literatuur Vlaanderen, Nederlands Letterenfonds, CPNB, NOORDWOORD, Koninklijke Bibliotheek Nederland, Perdu, CANON Cultuurcel, School der Poëzie, Probiblio, Dichter des Vaderlands België, Dichter des Vaderlands Nederland, de Taalunie, Antwerpen Boekenstad, Boekhandels Vlaanderen, Stichting Literaire Activiteiten Nijmegen, Prijs de Poëzie, Creatief Schrijven, Poetry Circle Nowhere en Passa Porta.

Poëzieweek 2023: 26 januari t/m 1 februari

Gedichtendag 2023: donderdag 26 januari

Meer informatie: https://www.poezieweek.com/

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Raoul Schrott: Die Erfindung der Poesie

Ein solches Buch hat es noch nie gegeben.

Dass die Poesie eine alte Erfindung ist, ahnen wir; aber die wenigsten von uns wären imstande, die Spur der europäischen Dichtung bis an ihre Ursprünge zurückzuverfolgen.

Sie führt weit, bis ins Zweistromland, bis zu den Arabern, den Kelten und den Sizilianern. Wer wüßte schon, daß der älteste überlieferte Dichtername einer Frau gehört?

Wer kennt noch die wilden Lieder des Archilochos, den die Griechen die Skorpionzunge nannten?

Und so weiter – über Sappho und die römischen Elegiker Catull und Properz bis zu den Iren des achten, den Hebräern des elften, den Trobadors des zwölften und den Walisern des vierzehnten Jahrhunderts.

Raoul Schrott ist 1964 in Landeck geboren. Seine bisherigen Publikationen sind: Dada 21/22 (1988); Makama (1989); Die Legenden vom Tod (1990); Rime (1991); Dada 15/25 (1992); Sub rosa (1993); Hotels (1995); Finis terrae (1995), Die Musen. Fragmente einer Sprache der Dichtung (1997) und Poesie und Physis – Grazer Poetikvorlesungen (1997).

Schrott, Raoul
Die Erfindung der Poesie
Die Andere Bibliothek u.a.
Seitenanzahl: 536
Extradrucke
Bandnummer: 154
ISBN: 9783821847702
ca. 45,00 EUR (antiquarisch)

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The House of Twenty Thousand Books by Sasha Abramsky

A tender and compellling memoir of the author’s grandparents, their literary salon, and a way of life that is no more.

The House of Twenty Thousand Books is the story of Chimen Abramsky, an extraordinary polymath and bibliophile who amassed a vast collection of socialist literature and Jewish history. For more than fifty years Chimen and his wife, Miriam, hosted epic gatherings in their house of books that brought together many of the age’s greatest thinkers.

The atheist son of one of the century’s most important rabbis, Chimen was born in 1916 near Minsk, spent his early teenage years in Moscow while his father served time in a Siberian labor camp for religious proselytizing, and then immigrated to London, where he discovered the writings of Karl Marx and became involved in left-wing politics.

He briefly attended the newly established Hebrew University in Jerusalem, until World War II interrupted his studies.

Back in England, he married, and for many years he and Miriam ran a respected Jewish bookshop in London’s East End. When the Nazis invaded Russia in June 1941, Chimen joined the Communist Party, becoming a leading figure in the party’s National Jewish Committee. He remained a member until 1958, when, shockingly late in the day, he finally acknowledged the atrocities committed by Stalin. In middle age, Chimen reinvented himself once more, this time as a liberal thinker, humanist, professor, and manuscripts’ expert for Sotheby’s auction house.

Journalist Sasha Abramsky re-creates here a lost world, bringing to life the people, the books, and the ideas that filled his grandparents’ house, from gatherings that included Eric Hobsbawm and Isaiah Berlin to books with Marx’s handwritten notes, William Morris manuscripts and woodcuts, an early sixteenth-century Bomberg Bible, and a first edition of Descartes’s Meditations. The House of Twenty Thousand Books is a wondrous journey through our times, from the vanished worlds of Eastern European Jewry to the cacophonous politics of modernity.

The Book includes 43 photos.

“Sasha Abramsky’s account of his grandfather’s devotion to books and reading is a moving testimonial to the persistance of human curiosity in a world that seems to drift farther and farther from the delight of intellectual pursuits. It is a moving, instructive, astonishing account of one man’s love for the printed word that all readers will appreciate. The House of Twenty Thousand Books deserves twenty hundred thousand readers.”
— Alberto Manguel

Sasha Abramsky was born and raised in the UK, studied politics, philosophy and economics at Balliol College, Oxford, and moved to the US in my early 20s. He has lived and worked in London, New York, and in California. His writings have been published in the Nation magazine, the New Yorker online, the New York Times, Atlantic, Mother Jones, Truthout, Sacramento Magazine, Slate, Salon, and many other publications in the US. In the UK he has written for a number of publications, including the Guardian, the Observer, the Sunday Telegraph, and the New Statesman.

The House of Twenty Thousand Books
by Sasha Abramsky, with a new preface by the author
Publisher: ‎ New York Review Books
Reprint edition 2017
Language: ‎ English
Paperback
376 pages
ISBN-10: ‎ 1681371138
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1681371139
$17.95

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Annie Ernaux wins the 2022 Nobel prize in literature

The 2022 Nobel prize in literature has been awarded to Annie Ernaux “for the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory”.

Ernaux, who writes novels about daily life in France as well as non-fiction and is one of her country’s most acclaimed authors, had been among the favourites to win the prize.

Ernaux is the first French writer to win the Nobel since Patrick Modiano in 2014. She becomes the 16th French writer to have won the Nobel to date.

Anders Olsson, chair of the Nobel committee, said that in her work, “Ernaux consistently and from different angles, examines a life marked by strong disparities regarding gender, language and class”.

Ernaux was born in 1940 and grew up in the small town of Yvetot in Normandy. She studied at Rouen University, and later taught at secondary school.

From 1977 to 2000, she was a professor at the Centre National d’Enseignement par Correspondance. Olsson said her “path to authorship was long and arduous”.

Works
Les Armoires vides, Paris, Gallimard, 1974; Gallimard, 1984.
Ce qu’ils disent ou rien, Paris, Gallimard, 1977; French & European Publications, Incorporated.
La Femme gelée, Paris, Gallimard, 1981; French & European Publications, Incorporated, 1987.
La Place, Paris, Gallimard, 1983; Distribooks Inc, 1992.
Une Femme, Paris, Gallimard, 1987.
Passion simple, Paris, Gallimard, 1991; Gallimard, 1993.
Journal du dehors, Paris, Gallimard, 1993.
La Honte, Paris, Gallimard, 1997.
Je ne suis pas sortie de ma nuit, Paris, Gallimard, 1997.
La Vie extérieure : 1993-1999, Paris, Gallimard, 2000.
L’Événement, Paris, Gallimard, 2000.
Se perdre, Paris, Gallimard, 2001.
L’Occupation, Paris, Gallimard, 2002.
L’Usage de la photo, with Marc Marie, Paris, Gallimard, 2005.
Les Années, Paris, Gallimard, 2008.
L’Autre fille, Paris, Nil 2011.
L’Atelier noir, Paris, éditions des Busclats, 2011.
Écrire la vie, Paris, Gallimard, 2011.
Retour à Yvetot, éditions du Mauconduit, 2013.
Regarde les lumières mon amour, Seuil, 2014.
Mémoire de fille, Gallimard, 2016.
Hôtel Casanova, Gallimard Folio, 2020.
Le jeune homme, Gallimard, 2022.

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Deaf Republic. Poems by Ilya Kaminsky

Deaf Republic opens in an occupied country in a time of political unrest. When soldiers breaking up a protest kill a deaf boy, Petya, the gunshot becomes the last thing the citizens hear—all have gone deaf, and their dissent becomes coordinated by sign language.

The story follows the private lives of townspeople encircled by public violence: a newly married couple, Alfonso and Sonya, expecting a child; the brash Momma Galya, instigating the insurgency from her puppet theater; and Galya’s girls, heroically teaching signs by day and by night luring soldiers one by one to their deaths behind the curtain.

At once a love story, an elegy, and an urgent plea—Ilya Kaminsky’s long-awaited Deaf Republic confronts our time’s vicious atrocities and our collective silence in the face of them.

Ilya Kaminsky was born in the former Soviet Union and is now an American citizen. He is the author of a previous poetry collection, Dancing in Odessa, and coeditor of The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry. He has received a Whiting Award, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, and a Guggenheim Fellowship, and was named a finalist for the Neustadt International Prize for Literature. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages.

Deaf Republic
Poems
by Ilya Kaminsky
Publisher: ‎ Graywolf 2019
Language: ‎ English
Paperback: ‎ 96 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1555978312
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1555978310
Paperback $10.79

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An evening of poetry and art in London with celebrated artist and author Vincent Berquez

An evening of poetry and art with celebrated local author Vincent Berquez.

Vincent Berquez is an Anglo-French Balham based artist and poet. He has exhibited his artwork worldwide and is published in Britain, Europe, America and New Zealand.

Vincent will be reading from his latest book, ‘The Sound of Blossom Falling’.

Thu, 15 September 2022
19:00 – 21:00 BST

Location
Balham Library
16 Ramsden Road
London
SW12 8QY
United Kingdom

more information on website:
https://allevents.in/london/meet-author-and-artist-vincent-berquez/10000394228948397

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Dichters in de tuin 2022

Datum zondag 26 juni, 2022 van 13:00 tot 17:00
Locatie De Nieuwe Gang, Kloosterstraat 7 in Beuningen

Twaalf dichters op vier podia

Dichters in de tuin is op zondag 26 juni van 13.00 tot 17.00 bij De Nieuwe Gang, Kloosterstraat 7 in Beuningen. Kaarten koop je via https://shop.ikbenaanwezig.nl/tickets/event/dichters-in-de-tuin-2022 voor €10,00 per persoon. De laatste kaarten worden aan de poort verkocht voor € 12,50.

Meer informatie over het programma, de dichters en de kaartverkoop: https://www.poeziecentrumnederland.nl/activiteiten/agenda/

Vanaf 2021 is het festival Dichters in de Tuin een samenwerking tussen De Nieuwe Gang en Poëziecentrum Nederland.

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52nd POETRY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM

52nd Poetry International Festival Rotterdam
From Friday 10 to Sunday 12 June 2022
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Annie Ernaux: Le jeune homme

En quelques pages, à la première personne, Annie Ernaux (1940) raconte une relation vécue avec un homme de trente ans de moins qu’elle.

 

Une expérience qui la fit redevenir, l’espace de plusieurs mois, la « fille scandaleuse » de sa jeunesse.

Un voyage dans le temps qui lui permit de franchir une étape décisive dans son écriture.

Ce texte est une clé pour lire l’œuvre d’Annie Ernaux — son rapport au temps et à l’écriture.

 

 

Annie Ernaux
Le jeune homme
Editions Gallimard
ISBN 9782072980090
Paru le 05 mai 2022
Collection Blanche, Gallimard
48 pages,
118 x 185 mm, sur Vélin pur fil
Genre : Romans et récits Époque : XXe-XXIe siècle
Prix : € 8,00

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BOEKENWEEK 2022 van 9 t/m 18 april

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Tishani Doshi: Everything Begins Elsewhere

In her first poetry collection since the award-winning Countries of the Body, Tishani Doshi returns to the body as a central theme, but extends beyond the corporeal to challenge the more metaphysical borders of space and time.

These poems are powerful meditations born on the joineries of life and death, union and separation, memory and dream, where lovers speak to each other across the centuries, and daughters wander into their mothers’ childhoods.

As much about loss as they are about reclamation, Doshi’s poems guide us through an ‘underworld of longing and deliverance’, making the exhilarating claim that through the act of vanishing, we may be shaped into existence again.

Everything Begins Elsewhere was followed by two further collections, Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods in 2018, and A God at the Door in 2021.

These poems move in different directions, as true poetry should. We hear in them joy and sadness, praise and lament, love and disenchantment – simultaneously. Tishani Doshi speaks courageously about herself, about her choices, about the growing shadows. It’s a beautiful book’ – Adam Zagajewski

Tishani Doshi is an award-winning poet and dancer of Welsh-Gujarati descent. She was born in Madras, India, in 1975. She received her masters in writing from the Johns Hopkins University in America and worked in London in advertising before returning to India in 2001 to work with the choreographer Chandralekha, with whom she performed on many international stages. An avid traveller, she has been trekking in the Ethiopian Bale Mountains, visited Antarctica with a group of high-school students, and documented the largest transgender gathering in Koovakam. She has written about her travels in newspapers such as the Guardian, International Herald Tribune, The Hindu and the Financial Times.

She won an Eric Gregory Award for her poetry in 2001. In 2006, she won the All-India Poetry Competition, and her debut collection, Countries of the Body (Aark Arts), won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Her first novel, The Pleasure Seekers (Bloomsbury, 2010), was longlisted for the Orange Prize and shortlisted for the Hindu Fiction Award, and has been translated into several languages. Her second poetry collection, Everything Begins Elsewhere, was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2012. Fountainville: new stories from the Mabinogion was published by Seren in 2013. Her third collection, Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods (Bloodaxe Books, 2018), is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry 2018 in the UK, and for the poetry category of the 2019 Firecracker Awards in the US. Her second novel, Small Days and Nights (Bloomsbury, 2019), was shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize. Her fourth poetry collection, A God at the Door (Bloodaxe Books, 2021), was shortlisted for the 2021 Forward Prize for Best Collection.

Tishani Doshi lives on a beach between two fishing villages in Tamil Nadu with her husband and dogs. She is currently Visiting Associate Professor of Practice, Literature and Creative Writing at New York University, Abu Dhabi. For more information, see her website www.tishanidoshi.com.

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Tishani Doshi
Everything Begins Elsewhere
2012
Paperback
Pages: 72
ISBN: 9781852249366
Bloodaxe Books Ltd
£10.99

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