The Poetry International Festival Rotterdam will be 50 this year! It is the oldest festival in the city, one of the oldest in the country, with a wealth of history and highlights. Nobel prize-winning poets were on the Poetry venues as young talents, the festival being an example and founding father of poetry festivals worldwide. Poetry International celebrates this anniversary with an extra festive festival edition in the Doelen where the festival first took place in 1970.
Innovative poets bring versatile poetry to the fabric of time. Unique fusion of poetry with music, film and dance from appealing artists reinforce the power, beauty and personal impact of poetry, sometimes as an intimate recital or workshop, and sometimes as a multidisciplinary theatrical poetry spectacle. Right in the city, inviting, challenging, not to be missed.