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Launch of 100 Dutch-Language Poems with Jules Deelder & Tonnus Oosterhoff

August 18, 2015

We celebrate the launch of 100 Dutch-Language Poems – From the Medieval Period to the Present Day with readings and drinks on Wednesday 23 September at 7pm in the London Review Bookshop event at Swedenborg Hall, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way London WC1A 2TH.

Paul Vincent and John Irons, who selected and translated the poems, will talk about how and why the anthology was put together.

We’ve invited two leading Dutch poets to read their poem from the collection plus some of their other poems.

Jules Deelder
Jules Deelder, photo by AMC Fok

Jules Deelder, is a bestselling Dutch poet and writer and is also known as the night mayor of Rotterdam. He is a performance poet in the tradition of the Beat Generation, and renowned in the Netherlands for his appearances in Dutch media. His recurring themes are Rotterdam, drugs, jazz and the Second World War.

Tonnus Oosterhoff
Tonnus Oosterhoff

Tonnus Oosterhoff is an award-winning Dutch poet and writer. His work is characterised by the use of subtle humour and the need to reinvent itself continuously. In 2012 he was awarded the PC Hooft prize for his ‘highly renewing poetry’. In 2001 he launched his website for moving poems.

This is the complete list of poems and poets featured in 100 Dutch-Language Poems. If you want a sneak preview, why not read Boutade, a poetic vision of the Netherlands by PA De Génestet.

Join us for some amazing poetry, drinks and Dutch ‘bitterballen’ (meatballs) on Wednesday 23 September at 7pm at the London Review Bookshop event in Swedenborg Hall, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way London WC1A 2TH

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We would like to thank the Dutch embassy for sponsoring this event.