Rottend Staal Online

The Rottend Staal Nieuwsbrief poetry magazine was published by the Poets from Epibreren in the period of 1995-2000. It contained mostly poetry by Dutch and Flemish poets, but sometimes poems by English, American and German poets were published in the original language. The magazine also featured poetry-related news, announcements and opinions. The circulation grew from 110 copies per issue in 1995 to 450 in 2000.

For reasons of cost efficiency the online version of this magazine, Rottend Staal Online, was started in August 2000. It's the first online poetry magazine in The Netherlands that is updated almost daily. Besides poetry, biographies of the poets (from the Netherlands, Belgium, Frisia, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, the U.K., the U.S.A. and Australia), you can also browse through editorials, poetry related news and information about upcoming performances. But beware: the Dutch system on dates works different than the American system: 1-2-2000 means February 1st, 2000.

To the English biographies of our contributors. (click on the arrows at the top of pages to view more)

to the Dutch index of Rottend Staal           to Epibreren isle

CIA information on The Netherlands        to literature festivals




Aldeburgh Poetry Festival Aldeburgh, United Kingdom Information about this annual international festival, which claims to be Britain's best-attended annual contemporary poetry festival.
Austin International Poetry Festival Austin, Texas, USA General information about the annual poetry festival. In English only. With interesting links
Bjornson Festivalen Molde and Nesset, Norway Norwegian festival of international literature. The festival aims at presenting a large number of the most influential authors of modern world literature. In Norwegian and English.
Dichters in de Prinsentuin Groningen, The Netherlands Information about this annual festival in a 17th century garden. With links to some of the 60 participating poets. Mainly in Dutch, with English introduction.
Festival franco-anglais de Poésie Paris, France Anglo-French Poetry Festival, since 1976, in Paris. General information about the festival and the participating poets. In French and English.
Festival Internacional de Poesía de Medellín Medellín, Columbia Medellin International Poetry Festival, Columbia. Information about its history and programs. With anthologies. Basically in Spanish and English, with pages in many different languages.
Festival International de la Poésie Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada Dates of the 2000 and 2001 editions of this international poetry festival. In French only.
Festival Internazionale di Poesia, Genova Genoa, Italy General information about this festival and the participating poets. Mostly in Italian, with some English information.
Flux Festival Edinburgh, United Kingdom Annual music and spoken word festival. Program, biographies of participants and links.
Hopkins 2000 Literary Festival Monasterevin, Ireland Program information about this Irish international poetry festival dedicated to G.M. Hopkins, held annually in Monasterevin, 40 miles from Dublin.
Ladyfest 2000 Olympia, WA. USA Festival with performances by bands, spoken word artists, authors, visual artists etc. Woman-run event for all. In English.
Literature Express Europe 2000 Europe Authors explore Europe by train for readings and projects. Read about the 100 authors, the program goals, and daily diary entries. Send free e-cards with poems by the authors. English, French, German and Russian language options.
Literatuurfestival de Wintertuin Arnhem/Nijmegen, The Netherlands Annual festival. Site contains biographies, events, dates. Site will be updated on October the 15th for the coming festival, november 2000. In Dutch. The Poets from Epibreren performed there in 1997, 1999 and 2000. 
Lyrik am Lech Poetry Festival Lech, Germany Program of this poetry festival, held in Lech, June 30th/July 2nd, 2000, where among others Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Bastian Böttcher and Wehwalt Koslovsky performed. In German only.
Marché de la Poesié Paris, France General information about the latest edition of this annual French poetry festival. In French only.
Melbourne Writers' Festival 2000 Melbourne, Australia Everything about this Australian literature festval, held from August 25 to September 3, 2000. Program information, links, contacts.
De Nachten Antwerp, Belgium Program information about this annual literature and music festival in theatre DeSingel. In Dutch only. Will be updated for the 2001 festival.
Nacht van de Poëzie Utrecht, The Netherlands Very peculiar site of this annual poetry festival, which is visited by more than 2000 people. On the site only the names of the participating poets can be found, contrasting sharply with the abundant information on the so called musical 'entre'acts'.
National Poetry Slam 2000 Düsseldorf, Germany Information on this well attended festival where young German poets battle for the fun and the honour, September 30st till October 2nd 2000. With guest performances by non-German poets. Site in German only.
National Young Writers Festival 2000 Newcastle Australia This annual festival is, according to Catharine Lumby, 'the Dean Martin of Australian literary festivals - savvy, elegant, hip and extremely well lubricated.'
New York Underground Fest New York, USA Incredibly huge festival of underground music and poetry. The first edition ever will take place from 9-12 november 2000.
Poetry International Rotterdam, The Netherlands Daily program schedule and information about the participating poets, sponsorships and the National Poetry Day. In Dutch and in English.
Poëzie Zomer Watou Watou, Belgium Information about the 20th edition of this international poetry/art/architecture manifestation. With many famous poets and artists. In Dutch only.
Poli Poetry Festival Maastricht, Netherlands Biannual festival for experimental poetry
Pontes Literature Festival Krk, Croatia Information about and history of this annual festival on the isle of Krk in the Adriatic Sea. With contact addresses. In English and Croatian.
Prague Writers' Festival Prague, Czechia International literature festival held in Prague, 1998. Includes program information and biographies of participants. In English and Czech.
Scream in High Park Toronto, Canada Information about this annual spoken word festival and the participating poets and storytellers.
Spoken Word Festival Birmingham, AL., USA Extensive information about this festival, held on June 17 and 18, 2000.
Spoken Word Festival 98 - The Beatnik Legacy Stockholm, Sweden Extensive information about this festival held in 1998. In English and in Swedish.
Sydney Writers' Festival 2000 Sydney, Australia Program information, biographies of the participating authors and contact address of the organization of this festival, held in May, 2000.
Tasmanian Poetry Festival Tasmania, Australia General information about this annual international festival. With biographies of the participating poets and information about other Tasmanian poetry events.
Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literature Festival New Orleans, USA Information about the 15th edition of this festival, held March 28 - April 1, 2001. With Michael Cunningham, Barry Unsworth, Wally Lamb, Valerie Martin and others. Updated regularly.
Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering Texas, USA Information about this annual cowboy poetry festival, being held for the 15th time in March 2001. Schedules, where to lodge, information about the cowboy art exhibition, pictures from previous gatherings and links to other cowboy poetry sites.
Vancouver International Writers Festival Vancouver, Canada Information about the upcoming festival in October 2000 as well as info about the previous festival.
Winnipeg International Writers Festival Winnipeg, Canada All one needs to know about this international literature festival, held from 10-15 October 2000. With authors from Canada, Iceland, Wales and Ireland. Updated regularly.
Het Woord in Ruigoord Ruigoord, The Netherlands Names of the participating poets and the latest news about the artists colony Ruigoord, in the harbour area of Amsterdam.

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