This video about the Haarlem poetry festival in the Netherlands, in 2007.
Today, poetry day in Haarlem.
After the official opening in the Vishal, over 60 poets went to various places across the inner city.
Yours truly, and ten other poets, went to Café Cicero; Lange Begijnestraat 10.
The other poets on the program there were:
Pom Wolff, first on stage today.
Pandorra, who had also done much organizing.
Eric van Hoof, also organizer of poetry slams in Leiden.
Jacob Aachenende with several poems, including one on cuttlefish, and another one on plants.
Roel de Lange.
Marten Janse, originally from Zeeland province.
Anne Budgen, whose poems included one on a snail.
Throughout the afternoon, I was on stage several times, reading over twenty poems.
Also several ‘unexpected guests’ went on stage to read their poems, including Louis Lazaroms and Simon Mulder.
And Hiltje, a former nurse, who like me had a poem about a beetle.