2018, calendar, performances

Book presentation Astrid Lampe

On 19 June 2018 the Dutch poet Astrid Lampe presents her ninth poetry book Zusterstad 2.0 (Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Querido, 2018) in Perdu, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Fellow poets Rozalie Hirs and Kees ‘t Hart read a new poetry selection together with Lampe, compiled by her especially for the event.

2017, calendar, concerts, performances

Multilingualism: Tower of Babel I Diapason

On 15 December 2017 at 20:30 CET the Amsterdam-based experimental poetry venue Perdu presents the first installment of a series of evenings Toren van Babel/ Diapason around the phenomenon of multilingualism in contemporary poetry. The evenings are curated by Lucie Fortuin, Linda Veldman, and Frances Welling (Avondenredactie/ director of Perdu). […]

2016, calendar, performances

N30x31 – A tribute to Jeroen Mettes (1987-2006)

On Friday 16 December 2016 at 20:00 CET at Perdu, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the work by poet, essayist, and blogger Jeroen Mettes (1987-2006) is commemorated by thirty-one Dutch poets reciting Mettes’ magnum opus N30+ during an evening-length tribute. With appearances by Samuel Vriezen, Maartje Smits, Alfred Schaffer, Nadia de Vries, […]

2015, calendar, lecture and debate, performances

To witness matter

On 11 December 2015 at 20:30 CET Perdu will host an evening around structures of remembrance, forms of subjectivity gathering, and communication. “memory for two, memory for several, world-memory, memory-ages of the world” (from: Cinema 2: The Time-Image (1989) by Gilles Deleuze. Translated into English by Hugh Tomlinson and Robert […]

2015, calendar, performances

Book presentation Han van der Vegt

On 28 January 2015 at 20:30 CET the new poetry book Navigatiesystemen (Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Wereldbibliotheek, 2015) by Han van der Vegt is presented at Perdu, Kloverniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam, with a poetry reading by himself. Additional performances by the poets Onno Kosters, Jacob Groot, and Rozalie Hirs. Furthermore, Frank Keizer and […]

2015, calendar, performances

Opening of the Amsterdam Poetry Season

Op 18 September 2015 the literary venue Perdu in Amsterdam opens its new season with a special programme around the experimental poetry anthology Met twee maten by Paul Rodenko (Amsterdam: Bert Bakker; 1954). The following poets will write new works especially for the evening, and perform and discuss what they’ve […]

2014, calendar, performances

30+30 Poets’ marathon

On 30 January 2014 at the occasion of the National Poetry Day in The Netherlands (Gedichtendag) on 30 January 2014, Perdu presents its traditional Poetry Marathon. During this event thirty Dutch poets each read three poems: two poems they’ve written themselves as well as one translation of a selected poem […]

2012, calendar, lecture and debate

A program dedicated to Friederike Mayröcker

On June 15, 2012, at Poetry International, Rotterdam, Rozalie Hirs hosts the program Voetnoten: Een avond over het werk van Friederike Mayröcker with presentations and debates centered around Mayröcker’s most recent book, ich bin in der anstalt. fusznoten zu einem nichtgeschriebenen werk. Guest speakers are Ulrike Draesner, Inge Arteel and […]

2012, calendar, performances

Dear world, fuck off, ik ga golfen – book launch

On June 7, 2012, Frank Keizer’s first poetry collection, Dear world, fuck off, ik ga golfen (Stanza, 2012) is launched. With performances by Frank Keizer, Maarten van der Graaff, Maartje Smits, Martijn den Ouden, and Rozalie Hirs, who each wrote new work in response to Keizer’s collection. The event is […]

2012, calendar, performances

A program dedicated to Gertrude Starink

On June 1, 2012, Gertrude Starink’s De weg naar Egypte (het balanseer, 2012) is launched. As part of this tribute to Starink at Perdu, Amsterdam, the poets Anneke Brassinga, Inge Braeckman, Maud Vanhauwaert, and Rozalie Hirs read the integral work. The event is hosted by Samuel Vriezen, and the program […]

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An evening about procedural poetry

On April 1, 2011, Jaap Blonk, Bas Geerts, Ton van ‘t Hof, and Rozalie Hirs are guests at the event Procedurele Poëzie (Procedural Poetry) focusing on experimental procedures in contemporary poetry at Perdu, Amsterdam. The poets/artists/composers give a performance and a lecture about their work. Curator of the night is Wouter Beek. Follow this link for the […]

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De Lezer – the inverted poet interview

On March 18, 2011, Rozalie Hirs is guest at the event ‘De Lezer – het omgekeerde dichtersgesprek’ at Perdu, Amsterdam. During this night, it is the poet who interviews his/her reader, rather than the other way round. The poets are Stefan Hertmans and Rozalie Hirs. Hirs’s reader is Laurens Ham. Curator of the […]

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Herman Gorter Festival

On November 28, 2009, at 20:15, Hugo Koolschijn and Rozalie Hirs read the entire of Liedjes, the poetry book by Herman Gorter, at Perdu, Amsterdam, to the accompaniment of a composition by Samuel Vriezen. One day before, on November 27, 2009, at 20:30, Joost Baars, Ernst van den Hemel, Marc […]

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Het definitieve eindfeest, Perdu

On June 26, 2009, poets, artists and writers David Sneek, Martin van der Galiën, Hilde Meeus, K. Michel, Matthijs Ponte, Geert Simonis, Hedde Zijstra, Miek Zwamborn, Rozalie Hirs and many others perform during ‘Het definitieve eindfeest’ (‘The definitive end of season party’) at Perdu, Amsterdam.

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Poets’ marathon

On January 29, 2009, poets Mischa Andriessen, Erik Bindervoet, Pieter Boskma, Floor Busschenhenke, Daan Doesborgh, Hélène Gelèns, Piet Gerbrandy, Amarantha Groen, Elma van Haren, Krijn Peter Hesselink, Sylvia Hubers, Gert de Jager, Frank Keizer, Marc Kregting, Peter van Lier, Lamia Makaddam, Nanne Nauta, Martin Reints, Jeroen van Rooij, Toon Tellegen, […]

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Program dedicated to Hadewijch

On October 26, 2007, a new edition of the series Dichters lezen dichters takes place at Perdu, Amsterdam. This time the subject is the work of the mediaeval poet Hadewijch. Her work Visioenen (Visions) is being read integrally by Hélène Gélens, Jan Kuijper, Liesbeth Lagemaat and Rozalie Hirs, with musical […]

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Vlinders, gras

On September 28, 2007, at Perdu, Amsterdam, the new issue of the Belgian literary review DWB (vol. 152 no. 4, September 2007) is presented at Perdu, Amsterdam. The issue contains a special feature titled Jaap en de Bonenstaak (“Jack and the beanstalk”). The night is hosted by Arnoud van Adrichem […]

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Poetry marathon

On January 25, 2007, Rozalie Hirs performs along with 29 other poets at the Gedichtenmarathon (Poetry marathon) at Stichting Perdu, Amsterdam. Each poet reads two original poems and one poem by a foreign poet. The event is curated by Tsead Bruinja.