About Poetry International

The Poetry International Festival Rotterdam, run by the Poetry International Foundation in Rotterdam, is now in its 42nd year.

Poetry International is a literary organisation which aims at promoting quality poetry from the Netherlands and around the world, stimulating the international exchange of poets, poetry translators and poetry-lovers.

Poetry International’s main activities including organising annual events, including the Poetry International Festival and National Poetry Day. Since 2002, Poetry International has also collaborated with partners worldwide on a poetry web magazine, Poetry International Web (PIW), published twice a month, which features news, articles, interviews and discussion, but, first and foremost, hundreds of poems by acclaimed modern poets from over seventy countries worldwide, both in the original language and in English translation. These form part of an extensive archive containing text, images, audio and video.

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