The event Reading by poet Patricia Lockwood (US) i.c.w. Poetry International Festival will take place on 2 June 2018, 15:00 – 16:00.
Join us for a reading by poet Patricia Lockwood, organized in collaboration with Poetry International Festival.
Patricia Lockwood (United States, 1982) has been dubbed the poet laureate of Twitter. Her best-known poem, ‘Rape Joke’, was even described in The New Yorker as being readable as a “series of exceptional tweets”. Online, she bewitches her followers with her endless stream of jokes and cat pictures; offline, she does so with her incisive poetry and her recently published memoir, Priestdaddy, about growing up with a Roman-Catholic priest for a father. Her poetry does not shy away from topical issues such as sexual harassment or Trump’s America. On the contrary, Lockwood manages to use her razor-sharp sense of humour to pinpoint and prod society’s soft spots.
Dit programma is Engelstalig, de gedichten zijn in het Nederlands mee te lezen op een handout.
Free entrance/gratis entree