New city poet wanted

eindhoven city poet
Photo credit: Bibliotheek EIndhoven

Who will become Eindhoven’s new city poet? At the end of January, the current city poet, Jessica Bartels, will hand over the baton to a successor. Potential poets have another month to sign up for this competition. 

Eindhoven’s city poet holds the position for two years. The intention is that the city poet will regularly write and recite poems at important events in the city.

To be able to participate, poets must submit three works – one on Groot Eindhoven’s centenary, one about the future of the city and an own piece of work. A jury chooses the best four poets who will end up in the final round. The poems must, of course, be in Dutch.

New poet to be chosen in Jan

In the final, the four works have to be presented to the public. The audience will be allowed to give their opinion of the poets. In the end, a professional jury decides who wins. The final will be held on Thursday, 30 January, at the Natlab. Here the next city poet will also be announced.

The works, along with a short CV and motivation can be sent to The deadline for entries is 15 December 2019. People can get more information from the Eindhoven Library.

Source: Studio040

Translator: Bob

Editor: Melinda Walraven

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