Rozalie Hirs

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2013-01-23

Essay by Joost Baars about gestamelde werken

An in-depth essay on gestamelde werken (work in stuttering) by Rozalie Hirs just appeared in Poëziekrant 7-8/12, Poëziecentrum, Ghent, Belgium. ‘Poëzie voor scheppende lezers: over gestamelde werken van Rozalie Hirs’ (‘Poetry for creative readers’) by Joost Baars discusses the reader as creator, easy versus difficult poetry, politics and religion in poetry, and the invitation to act.

“Hirs’ work goes straight into the cosmic noise and calls for action in utter subjectivity. See, just as you are seen. Name, just as you are named. Create, just as you are created. And read like a creator: stammering.” (J. Baars. Poëzie voor scheppende lezers: over gestamelde werken van Rozalie Hirs’. Poëziekrant 7-8/12, Poëziecentrum, Ghent, Belgium. pp 46-47)