Video: Poet Lucas Hirsch Reads “Twenty-Two”

by Sampsonia Way    /  May 17, 2012  / No comments

Lucas Hirsch at City of Asylum's House Poem. Photo: Laura Mustio

On April 17th Lucas Hirsch and other Dutch poets came to Pittsburgh by invitation of City of Asylum Pittsburgh. They read in four different homes in the Mexican War Streets and the Northside branch of the Carnegie Library and then, together, at the Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church accompanied by Living Room Chamber Music Project.

Hirsch is the author of two collections of poems, familie gebiedt (2006) and tastzin (2009). He is also a literary agent for the Flemish magazine DWB. In 2007, Lucas founded a small literary production company called ‘Kleine Revolutie Producties’ with which he organizes literary events around Haarlem. In 2011 he was artist-in-residence at Ledig House, Art Omi, New York. In May 2012 his new book of poetry will be published.

In this video Hirsch reads “Tweeëntwintig” (“Twenty-two”). Click here to see Hirsch’s interview with Sampsonia Way.

The event was presented in collaboration with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s “Distinctively Dutch” festival, the Consulate General of the Netherlands, the Dutch Foundation for Literature, Kleine Revolutie Producties, and Lira.

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Sampsonia Way is an online magazine sponsored by City of Asylum/Pittsburgh that seeks to protect and advocate for writers who may be endangered, to educate the public about threats to writers and literary expression, and to create a community in which endangered writers thrive and literary culture is a valued part of life.

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