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Live Poetry Event with Prize-winning Dutch Poet Ester Naomi Perquin (30 May)

23 April 2013

The School of European Languages, Culture and Society at UCL, in Partnership with Poet in the City, is delighted to present an important new series celebrating the very best of contemporary European poetry. The Contemporary European Poets series brings to London celebrated poets from Hungary, Holland, France, Germany, the Faroe Islands and Italy, for showcase events at Europe House. Events will include live readings by the poets, with all poems read both in the original language and in brand new specially commissioned English translations. On 30 May Ester Naomi Perquin will take part in a FREE event on Dutch poetry at Europe House. 

Contemporary European Poets: Ester Naomi Perquin
30 May 2013

Europe House 

32 Smith Square

London, SW1P 3EU

Tickets are now available at NO cost: click here to get yours.

Ester Naomi Perquin (Utrecht, 1980) grew up in the province of Zeeland and has been living in Rotterdam for the past twelve years. She followed creative writing classes in Amsterdam and worked as a prison guard in order to finance her studies. Her debut volume, Servetten halfstok, was published in 2007 with the Dutch publishing house Van Oorschot. It was followed in 2009 by the collection Namens de ander. Perquin writes a weekly column in de Groene Amsterdammer, and she contributes radio reports for the VPRO programme De Avonden every Friday. In 2011 she was appointed the City Poet of Rotterdam. She has received a number of prizes for her work, among which include the Liegend Konijn prize, the Anna Blaman prize, the Lucy B. and C.W. van der Hoogt prize and the J.C. Bloem prize. Her latest volume, Celinspecties (Cell inspections), was published in early 2012 and was awarded the VSB Poetry Prize for the best volume of 2013.  

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