Welcome to  the English-language 42nd Poetry International Festival blog, edited by the team of Poetry International Web. This year’s festival will take place in the Rotterdam City Theatre from 14 until 19 June 2011. In the run-up to the festival, festival poets and translators will be posting on this blog, and we’ll also be publishing interviews and introducing some of the upcoming festival events. During the festival itself, the blog will be home to photographs, reviews, interviews and festival recordings.

This year’s festival poets are:

Nazih Abou Afach (Syria)
Armando (The Netherlands)
Ann Cotten (United States / Austria / Germany)
Eduardo Espina (Uruguay / USA)
Jacob Groot (The Netherlands)
Robert Hass (USA)
Doina Ioanid (Romania)
Yan Jun (China)
Bachyt Kenzjejev (Kazakhstan / Russia / Canada)
Admiel Kosman (Israel / Germany)
Erín Moure (Canada)
Ion Mureşan (Romania)
Les Murray (Australia)
Daljit Nagra (UK)
Gampiero Neri (Italy)
Øyvind Rimbereid (Norway)
Amina Saïd (Tunisia / France)
Eugène Savitzkaya (Belgium)
Truong Tran (Vietnam / USA)
Serhiy Zhadan (Ukraine)

Read more in English on PIW’s festival page or in Dutch at www.poetry.nl.

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