Thu 02 February 2012
citybooks reading in the House of Poetry
On poetry day deBuren was present with citybooks in the Huis van de Poëzie (House of Poetry) in Utrecht. Over 600 people visited the ‘live poetry-anthology that you can walk through', a successful edition of this yearly festival. The citybooks presentations of Erik Lindner and Ester Naomi Perquin caught the attentive ears of quite a few interested visitors.
Poet and poetry critic Erik Lindner read from his citybook Charleroi. 10 poems. He spoke about his residency, and his ambition to catch the city in words without prejudice. To conclude he also read a poem about Ostend, inspired by a film by Henri Storck. During Lindners reading the photo's of Sander Buyck were presented, who also looked for small but meaningfull moments in Charleroi.
Ester Naomi Perquin read for a most interested audience fragments of her brand new citybook Boekarest. Een eenpersoonsreisadvies (Bucharest. A One-Person Travel Pack). The poet made her first steps as a writer of prose with this citybook, and hinted at future plans to write more in this style of poetic prose. The photo's by Romanian photographer Christian Binder could be enjoyed during this presentation. He aimed his camera at the overload of billboards in Bucharest. Perquin's citybook is being translated into English, French and Romanian as we speak, and will be published online soon.
Foto's © Marianne Hommersom
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