Rozalie Hirs

Calendar 2013 [archive]

2013-12-01

In state of [war]

Wallgallery, Rotterdam (on the 37th floor of The Red Apple)On Sunday 1 December 2013 at 16:00 CET the new text music composition In state of [war] (2013) by Rozalie Hirs is performed as part of Words Live 4, an arts event dedicated to spoken words. The performance takes place at Wallgallery, Rotterdam. In state of [war] (2013) for twelve spoken voices is a sequel to In LA (2003) for six spoken voices.

Words Live 4 is organized by Sub-urban Video Lounge. It consists of a broad selection of contemporary word art in The Netherlands The curators of Words Live are Toine Horvers and Kathrin Wolkowicz. Information about the previous edition, Words Live 3, can be found here.

Date: 2013-12-01
Time: 16:00
Location: Wallgallery, Wijnbrugstraat 330, Rotterdam
Performers: Paul Bogaers, Florian Cramer, Cora Schmeiser, Rosie Heinrich, Toine Horvers, Émilie Gallier, Mariëtte Groot, Myriam van Imschoot, Teun de Lange, Gerrit-Jan de Rook, Samuel Vriezen, and B. Zwaal.

2013-11-30

In state of [war]

Wallgallery, Rotterdam (on the 37th floor of The Red Apple)

On Saturday 30 November 2013 at 20:00 CET the new text music composition In state of [war] (2013) by Rozalie Hirs is performed as part of Words Live 4, an arts event dedicated to spoken words. The performance takes place at Wallgallery, Rotterdam. In state of [war] (2013) for twelve spoken voices is a sequel to In LA (2003) for six spoken voices.

Words Live 4 is organized by Sub-urban Video Lounge. It consists of a broad selection of contemporary word art in The Netherlands The curators of Words Live are Toine Horvers and Kathrin Wolkowicz. Information about the previous edition, Words Live 3, can be found here.

Date: 2013-11-30
Time: 20:00
Location: Wallgallery, Wijnbrugstraat 330, Rotterdam
Performers: Paul Bogaers, Florian Cramer, Cora Schmeiser, Rosie Heinrich, Toine Horvers, Émilie Gallier, Mariëtte Groot, Myriam van Imschoot, Teun de Lange, Gerrit-Jan de Rook, Samuel Vriezen, B. Zwaal

2013-11-29

In state of [war] – world premiere

Rozalie Hirs Suburban Video Lounge

On Friday 29 November 2013 at 20:30 CET the new text music composition In state of [war] (2013) by Rozalie Hirs is performed for the first time as part of Words Live 4, an arts event dedicated to spoken words, at Perdu, Amsterdam. The performers are Paul Bogaers, Florian Cramer, Cora Schmeiser, Rosie Heinrich, Toine Horvers, Émilie Gallier, Mariëtte Groot, Myriam van Imschoot, Teun de Lange, Gerrit-Jan de Rook, Samuel Vriezen, and B. Zwaal. In state of [war] (2013) for twelve spoken voices is a sequel to In LA (2003) for six spoken voices.

Words Live 4 is organized by Sub-urban Video Lounge. It consists of a broad selection of contemporary word art in The Netherlands The curators of Words Live are Toine Horvers and Kathrin Wolkowicz. Information about the previous edition, Words Live 3, can be found here.

Date: 2013-11-29
Time: 20:30
Location: Perdu, Kloveniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam
Performers: Paul Bogaers, Florian Cramer, Cora Schmeiser, Rosie Heinrich, Toine Horvers, Émilie Gallier, Mariëtte Groot, Myriam van Imschoot, Teun de Lange, Gerrit-Jan de Rook, Samuel Vriezen, B. Zwaal
World premiere, new composition commissioned by Toine Horvers and Perdu

2013-11-29

Bridge of Babel, London

Rozalie Hirs, Edmund Finnis, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: concert by the LCO Soloists at Lime Wharf, London, England, 29 November 2013

On November 29, 2013, at 20:00 GMT, the electroacoustic composition with text Bridge of Babel (2009) by Rozalie Hirs is part of the London Contemporary Orchestra Soloists Series at Lime Wharf, London.

Date: 2013-11-29
Time: 20:00
Location: Lime Wharf, Vyner Street, Hackney, London E2 9DJ, England

2013-11-23

Curvices (2013) – opening

Rozalie Hirs: Curvices (Informatie, plakkaat, 2013)

On Saturday, November 23, 2013, at 15:00, the new poetry and soundinstallation for mobile devices Curvices (2013), composed and written by Rozalie Hirs, and commissioned by Klankenbos, Neerpelt, Belgium, is presented. Hirs, Cox & Grusenmeyer will introduce the work and the guests can make their first sound walk together with the app. Furthermore, the bibliofile poetry book Curvices and Musicles (Bleiswijk: Studio 3005, 2013) by Rozalie Hirs is presented. Welcome!

Digital application, poetry and sound installation for mobile devices
Rozalie Hirs (music, poetry, voice)
Cox & Grusenmeyer (design, animation)
Yvan Vander Sanden (software design, realization)
Machiel Spaan (spatial design)
Wiek Hijmans (electric guitar)
Patricio Wang (bass guitar)
Martín Ibarburu (drums)
Magnus Robb (birdsong recordings)
Carlos Dalla-Fiore (mixing, mastering)
Mathijs de Valk (technical assistance)

Bibliofile poetry book/chapbook (English)
Rozalie Hirs (poetry)
Marc Vleugels (book design, typesetting, printing)
Publisher: Studio 3005

Date: 2013-11-23
Time: 15:00
Location: Sound Forest, Dommelhof, Neerpelt, Toekomstlaan 5, Belgium
Commissioned by Klankenbos, Neerpelt, België

2013-10-16

a small lovely rustling revolution

Lucebert: Collected Poems (Green Integer, 2013)

On October 16, 2013, at the occasion of Onbederflijk Vers, Anja de Feijter, Jaap van der Bent, Alex Rutten, and Rozalie Hirs read the first part of the integral Lucebert translation by Diane Butterman, and discuss Lucebert’s poetry.

Lucebert, The Collected Poems Volume I. Translated from the Dutch by Diane Butterman. With an Introduction by Anja de Feijter. København & Los Angeles: Green Integer, 2013.

Date: 2013-10-16
Time: 15:00
Location: Mariënburg Library
, Mariënburg 29, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

2013-10-11

Spaces of Blank with poetry by Anne Carson, Emily Dickinson, and Rozalie Hirs

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On October 11, 2013, Christianne Stotijn (mezzo-soprano) and Koninklijk Concertgebouw orchestra perform the composition Spaces of Blank (music: Michel van der Aa; poetry: Anne Carson, Emily Dickinson, Rozalie Hirs) at Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, during the AAA series ‘The Fifties’.

photograph ©2013 Marco Borggreve

Date: 2013-10-11
Time: 20:15
Location: Koninklijk Concertgebouw, Concertgebouwplein 2-10, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: Christianne Stotijn (mezzo-soprano), Koninklijk Concertgebouw Orchestra

2013-09-28

Zenit [west]

Amsterdam Sinfonietta Photo: Marco Borggreve

The composition Zenit was written for the Formalist Quartet in Los Angeles and premiered in 2010. The famous Amsterdam Sinfonietta, conducted by Candida Thompson, performs the final movement [west] of this composition as part of their 25th anniversary concert on September 28, 2013. Next season, Hirs will write a new work for Amsterdam Sinfonietta. On November 27, 2014, its first performance will take place.
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Date: 2013-09-28
Time: 20:15
Location: Muziekgebouw aan't IJ, Piet Heinkade 1, Amsterdam
Performers: Amsterdam Sinfonetta

String orchestra premiere of the fourth movement, [west], from the string quartet Zenit (2010)

2013-09-21

article 6 – world premiere

Wiek Hijmans, electric guitar

Concert with the first performance of article 6 for electric guitar and electronic sounds, as part of the solo recital Gevonden werken (“Found works”) by Wiek Hijmans, programmed by Rozalie Hirs at Hijmans’s request. The program consists of works by John Cage, Morton Feldman, Christian Wolff, Tristan Murail, Roi Nachson and Rozalie Hirs.

Date: 2013-09-21
Time: 20:30
Location: Korzo Theater, Prinsestraat 42, Den Haag
Performers: Wiek Hijmans

Commissioned by Wiek Hijmans with financial support from Fonds Podiumkunsten.

Published on: September, 2013

2013-09-15

Versspreken #17

logo of the new international poetry festival, Read My World, 2013

On September 15, 2013, Rob Schouten, Lieke Marsman and Rozalie Hirs discuss a poem by Mustafa Stitou from his most recent collection, Tempel (De Bezige Bij, 2013) in the seventeenth episode of Versspreken as part of the brand new international poetry festival, Read My World, at Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam.

Date: 2013-09-15
Time: 20:00
Location: Tolhuistuin, Tolhuisweg 5, Amsterdam
Performers: Lieke Marsman, Rob Schouten, Rozalie Hirs (editors: Matthijs Ponte, Joost Baars)

2013-09-14

Dichtersmarathon

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On September 14, 2013, the Dichtersmarathon (Poets’ Marathon) takes place as part of the brand new poetry festival, Read my world, at Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam.

Performances by poets hailing from Iraq, Palestine, Syria, Egypt, the US, Marocco, St. Maarten and the Netherlands: Dennis Gaens, Tsead Bruinja, Neeltje Maria Min, Ingmar Heytze, Rozalie Hirs, Hélène Gelèns, Thomas Möhlmann, Mustafa Stitou, Robert Anker, Kira Wuck, Ibrahim Selman, Saskia Stehouwer, Wim Brands, Sylvia Hubers, Menno Wigman, UNOM, Rob Halpern, Joost Baars, Tarik Hamdan, Asmaa Azaizeh, Ghayath Almadhoun, Yasser Abdel Latif, Malaka Badr.

Date: 2013-09-14
Time: 18:30
Location: Tolhuistuin, Tolhuisweg 5, Amsterdam

2013-08-03

Tuinfeest, Deventer

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On August 3, 2013, Rozalie Hirs is featured poet at Het Tuinfeest in Deventer, giving two poetry readings, followed by a book signing session.

17:00 Rozalie Hirs is reading in the Avicennatuin
18:45 Rozalie Hirs is reading in the Iordenstuin
19:00 Book signing at Praamstra bookshop

Het Tuinfeest is an annual poetry festival. Other featured poets this year include Mischa Andriessen, Mark Boog, Wim Brands, Anneke Brassinga, Frans Budé, Ellen Deckwitz, Jules Deelder, F. van Dixhoorn, Maarten Doorman, Andy Fierens, Ruben van Gogh, Luuk Gruwez, Judith Herzberg, Lucas Hirsch, Tjitske Jansen & Jeroen Zijlstra, Bernke Klein Zandvoort, Delphine Lecompte, Jannah Loontjens, Lieke Marsman, F. Starik, Mustafa Stitou, Willem Thies, Florence Tonk, Marc Tritsmans, Anne Vegter, Marjoleine de Vos, Menno Wigman, and Kira Wuck.

Date: 2013-08-03
Time: 17:00
Location: Avicennatuin and Iordenstuin, Theater Bouwkunde, Het Klooster 2, Deventer

2013-06-17

Worlds Literature Festival & Salon, Norwich

Cathedral Hostry, Norwich

From June 17 to June 22, 2013, Rozalie Hirs is featured poet at the Worlds Literature Festival & Salon in Norwich, England. The festival is organized by the Norwich Writers’ Centre and the University of East Anglia.
During the week, guests engage in private discussions and give public readings at the Cathedral Hostry, Norwich. The full list of featured poets can be found here.

Date: 2013-06-17
Location: Norwich Writers' Centre, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Engeland

2013-06-10

Poetry on the Road, Bremen

Rozalie Hirs reading, Poetry on the Road, Kippenberg Gymnasium, Bremen, 10 June 2013

On June 10, 2013, for the occasion of Poetry on the Road, Rozalie Hirs gives a reading together with Bas Böttcher, Olga Martynova, Elke Schmitter, Oleg Jurjew, Aurélia Lassaque and Karin Schimke of a number of poems and translations in the hall of the Kippenberg Gymnasium, Bremen.

Date: 2013-06-10
Time: 11:00
Location: Kippenberg Gymnasium, Schwachhauser Heerstraße 62-64, Bremen
Poetry on the Road, Bremen

2013-06-08

Bridge of Babel

Rozalie Hirs, Poetry on the Road, 8 juni 2013, Theater am Leibnizplatz, Bremen (photo: Michael Augustin)

On June 8, 2013, for the occasion of Poetry on the Road, Rozalie Hirs will present her musical composition Bridge of Babel (2009) and read a number of poems, among which ‘Stamboom’, ‘Family Tree’ (translation by Ko Kooman) and ‘Stammbaum’ (translation by the author), at the Theater am Leibnizplatz/ Shakespeare Company, Bremen. The curators for the Poetry on the Road festival are Regina Dyck and Michael Augustin, Radio Bremen.

Date: 2013-06-08
Location: Theater am Leibnizplatz/ Shakespeare Company, Schulstraße 26, Bremen
Performers: Rozalie Hirs (voice, soundtrack)
Poetry on the Road

2013-06-07

Workshop Creative Writing, Poetry on the Road, Bremen

Poetry on the Road: Literatur workshop - Rozalie Hirs, June 7, 2013 On June 7, 2013, from 10:00 to 14:00, Rozalie Hirs is giving a workshop Creative Writing to students of the Bremer Gymnasium, Bremen as part of the Poetry on the Road festival. Introduction by Stephanie Schaefers, Workshop Literatur. You can find a report of the workshop here, or follow this link to read a selection of poems that were created as part of the workshop.

Date: 2013-06-07
Time: 10:00
Location: Zentralbibliothek, Am Wall 201, 28195 Bremen, Duitsland
Poetry on the Road

2013-06-06

Poetry on the Road, Bremen

From June 6 to 10, 2013, Rozalie Hirs is featured author of the international poetry festival, Poetry on the Road, Bremen, giving three performances. Other poets include Bas Böttcher, Jorge Drexler, Lars Gustafsson, Olga Martynova, Wolf Biermann, Antjie Krog, Bohdan Piasecki, Elke Schmitter, Günter Kunert, Jeffrey Yang, Mary O’Malley, Oleg Jurjew, Tomas Venclova, Aurélia Lassaque, Cole Swensen, Erwin Messmer, Hava Pinhas-Cohen, Karin Schimke, Menna Elfyn, Saut Situmorang. The festival is curated by Regina Dyck and Michael Augustin.

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Download the program of Poetry on the Road 2013 or information about the poets in PDF form [in German].

Date: 2013-06-06
Location: multiple locations in Bremen, Duitsland

2013-06-01

Bridge of Babel

On June 1, 2013, at 16:00, Rozalie Hirs interprets her musical composition Bridge of Babel (2009), as well as the poems Stamboom and Family Tree (translation by Ko Kooman) as part of Poezijos Pavasaris/ Poetry Spring 2013, in the Ramybé Cultural Center, Vytauto Gatvé 35, Palanga, Lithuania. The festival is organized by the Lithuanian Association for Writers. The festival curator is Antanas Jonynas.

Sculptures of Vytautas Kazimieras Jonynas, Poezijos Pavasaris/ Poetry Spring 2013, Palangas, June 1, 2013 (foto: Rozalie Hirs)

The photo shows sculptures by the uncle of Antanas Jonynas, permanently on display just around the corner from the Cultural Centre in the resort town Palangas in a small park.

Date: 2013-06-01
Time: 16:00
Location: Ramybé Cultural Center, Vytauto Gatvé 35, Palanga, Lithuania
Performers: Rozalie Hirs (voice, laptop)

Poezijos Pavasaris/ Poetry Spring 2013

2013-05-29

Bridge of Babel – Baltic premieres
In LA
Pulsars

Rozalie Hirs: Poezijas Pavasares, portrait performance at Mint Vinetu, Vinius, 29 mei 2013

On May 29, 2013, Rozalie Hirs performs the electro-acoustic text compositions, Pulsars, Bridge of Babel, and In LA in a solo performance in Mint Vinetu, Vilnius, Lithuania, as part of Poezijas Pavasares/ Spring of Poetry 2013. Additionally, she reads the poem cycles, ‘who put on my shoes’ and ‘a day’ (translated into English by Donald Gardner).

Photo ©2013 Benediktas Januševičius, Vilnius

Date: 2013-05-29
Location: Mint Vinetu, Šv. Ignoto 16/10, Vilnius, Lithuania
Performers: Rozalie Hirs (voice, laptop)

2013-05-28

Poezijos Pavasaris, Lithuania

Between May 28 and June 3, 2013, Rozalie Hirs is featured poet at the annual international Lithuanian poetry festival, Poezijos Pavasaris (Spring of Poetry), giving a total of eight readings and performances. For the occasion of the festival a publication of the same title is published, in which seven of her poems have been included in Lithuanian translations by Ausra Gudaviciute and Gytis Norvilas: ‘diena 1-3’, ‘Genealoginis medis’, ‘Radiniai 1989’, ‘afalina’, ‘UB313 2003’, ‘Pasaulis nuo siandien’, ‘Kasdien’. The festival is curated by Antanas Jonynas, and organized by the Lithuanian Association of Writers.

Book cover, Poezijos-pavasaris, Lithuania, 2013

May 29, 2013, 19:00, A night with Rozalie Hirs: Pulsars, In LA, Bridge of Babel, Poezijos Pavasaris, Mint Vinetu, Šv. Ignoto g. 16/10, Vilnius, Lithuania
May 30, 2013,11:00, conference, Poezijos Pavasaris, White Hall, Lithuanian Association of Writers, K. Sirvydo g. 6, Vilnius, Lithuania
May 30, 2013, 18:00, Readings, Poezijos Pavasaris, Museum of Applied Art, Arsenalo g. 3A, Vilnius, Lithuania
May 31, 2013, 13:00, Poetry and music, Poezijos Pavasaris, Karolina Praniauskaité Memorial, Padurbinis, Telšiai, Lithuania
May 31, 2013, 16:00, Poetry and music, Poezijos Pavasaris, Heksenberg, Luoké, Telšiai, Lithuania
May 31, 2013, 19:00, Poetry and music, Poezijos Pavasaris, Amphitheatre, Telšiai, Lithuania
June 1, 2013, 16:00, Poetry and music, Poezijos Pavasaris, Ramybé Cultural Centre:, Vytauto gatvé 35, Palanga, Lithuania
June 2, 2013, 18:00, Closing ceremony (Poetry and music), Poezijos Pavasaris, M.K. Sarbievijus Courtyard, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania

Date: 2013-05-28
Location: multiple locations in Lithuania

2013-04-06

Television interview by Kenneth van Zijl

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Kenneth van Zijl interviews Rozalie Hirs on her poetry and her music for the De Schrijfkamer segment of the Knetterende Letteren television program.

“In De schrijfkamer, poet/ composer Rozalie Hirs explains how her compelling, periodless poetry is created. She labors at an impressive oeuvre, in which anecdotes are avoided as much as possible, but which consists of highly lyrical poems. She provides us with a glimpse into the intimacy of her ‘sketchbooks’, in which the first contours of her poems are visible, written in ecoline. Rozalie reads some poems, the way only she can, introducing in passing her hyperstructural interactive poetry on her website. Recently, her collection gestamelde werken was published.” (Introduction by Kenneth van Zijl)

The interview was broadcast on April 6, 2013, at 20:30 by Cultura, the digital channel of the NTR, and was re-run at the following times:

April 6, 2013, 20:30, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura
April 8, 2013, 10:30, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura
April 9, 2013, 15:30, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura
April 10, 2013, 15:30, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura
April 11, 2013, 08:30, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura
April 12, 2013, 11:30, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura
April 13, 2013, 20:30, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura
April 14, 2013, 11:25, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura
April 15, 2013, 10:30, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura
April 16, 2013, 14:55, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura
April 17, 2013, 15:30, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura
April 18, 2013, 10:30, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura
April 19, 2013, 20:30, Knetterende Letteren/ NTR, Cultura

Date: 2013-04-06
Time: 20:30
Cultura/ NTR

2013-03-25

Ain, silabar ain – world premiere

David KweksilberOn 25 March 2013, the new composition Ain silabar ain for big band (2013) by Rozalie Hirs receives its world premiere at BIMHUIS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The new work is a commission by David Kweksilber Big Band with financial support of the Dutch Performing Arts Fund.

Date: 2013-03-25
Time: 20:30 CET
Location: Bimhuis, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Piet Heinkade 3, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Performers: David Kweksilber Big Band
Commissioned by David Kweksilber Big Band with financial support of the Dutch Performing Arts Fund

2013-02-28

Lecture, Walter Maas Huis, Bilthoven

Walter Maas Huis, Bilthoven

On February 28, 2013, at 19:30, Rozalie Hirs gives a talk at the Walter Maas Huis (formerly Huize Gaudeamus) in Bilthoven, discussing her poetry and her music, followed by a reception. She talks about the creative process, focusing on the compositions Roseherte (2008), Zenit (2010) and Arbre généalogique (2011). Additionally, she discusses her digital poetry, which was created in collaboration with visual artists Harm van den Dorpel and Cox & Grusenmeyer, and she reads poems from her recently published collection, gestamelde werken (Amsterdam: Querido, 2012).

Date: 2013-02-28
Time: 19:30
Location: Walter Maas Huis, Gerard Doulaan 21, Bilthoven

2013-01-30

Workshop Creative Writing, Berlin, Germany

130130 artez logoON 30 Januari 2013 from 10:30-14:00 Rozalie Hirs teaches a workshop Creative Writing to students of the Department of Creative writing, ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Arnhem, The Netherlands. The workshop takes place at the Michelberger Hotel in Berlin, Germany.

Date: 2013-01-30
Time: 10:30
Location: Michelberger Hotel, Warschauer Straße 39/40, Berlin, Germany
Department of Creative Writing, ArtEZ, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Arnhem, The Netherlands

2013-01-01

Lage Landen serie (Lowlands series), Ooteoote, 2013

Since 1 January 2012 Rozalie Hirs has been curator of the Lage Landen serie (Lowlands series) of new, previously unpublished poems by Dutch and Flemish poets. Forty-two poets were published until 31 December 2012, followed by twenty-two more poems by as many poets in 2013. Read the full series at the literary webzine Ooteoote.

2013
LL64: Eva Gerlach – iets zeggen
LL63: Herlinda Vekemans – Ballast
LL62: Joost Baars – het groeien van de ruimte
LL61: Hélène Gelèns – vanuit het donker 1
LL60: Bart FM Droog – Twee gedichten
LL59: Antoine de Kom – nu de zon
LL58: Annelie David – Roy
LL57: Paul Bogaert – Zo verscheen
LL56: Mustafa Stitou
LL55: Rodaan Al Galidi – Ze is beneden
LL54: Erik Lindner – De tuin bloeit en in de glans van de ruit
LL53: Anna Enquist – IN DE TUIN
LL52: Lieke Marsman – Poëzie
LL51: Tonnus Oosterhoff – TEKENWERENDE REEKS
LL50: Daniel Dobbelaere – MONOMEER
LL49: Peter Swanborn – IN IEDER EEN ANDER
LL48: Miriam Van hee – boottocht
LL47: Sandrine Verstraete – WETENSCHAP IS VROUWELIJK
LL46: Astrid Lampe – wij bewonen schamele vormen
LL45: Micha Hamel – Klei
LL44: Erik Spinoy – Vier jaar later duik ik uit de golven op
LL43: Robert Anker – BACON GERICHT

Date: 2013-01-01
Location: Literary webzine, based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands