*** Due to personal circumstances, Patricia Lockwood won’t make it to Rotterdam. We wish her all the best and look forward to meeting up with her next year during Poetry International Festival. Swedish poet Ida Börjel will replace her at the reading at A Tale of a Tub on Saturday 2 June at 3pm. ***
Born in Lund, Sweden, Ida Börjel is one of the most radical voices in contemporary conceptual poetry. Since her multiple award-winning debut collection Sond (Probe, 2004), Börjel has been investigating the current conditions of our world, raising questions such as ”Why do we walk in circles when we are lost?”, and, ”what is a waist measure of nationalistic characters?” Her poetry absorbs and reinvents language from consumer law, juridicial clauses, racist radio, political pamphlets and other sprawling sources to expose our contemporary, linguistic, and societal circumstances in relation to various forms and systems of power and authority (text by Sohini Basak for Asymptote).
Free entrance/gratis entree