On January 26th the International Literature House Passa Porta in Brussels will open its doors for an evening with asylum seekers who are also poets. With a.o. Jef Lingier, David van Reybrouck, Khan Novaid Haqqash, Keita and the Italian poet Fabio Scotto. Moderator: Peter Vermeersch. More information here.
On October 1st, I'm taking part in "The European Dream", a debate evening about the EU organized by deBuren, the Flemish-Dutch cultural house in Brussels. Location: Flagey, Studio 1, Heilig Kruisplein, 1050 Brussels. More details here.
Update: see pictures here. Video below.
I'm reading from the European Constitution in Verse at NYU's poetry festival The Unacknowledged Legislators of the World - A Poetical Assembly, held at the university's beautiful campus in Florence. On the program also Rachel Cohen, Yusef Komunyakaa, Stanley Moss, Walter Murch, Eugene Ostashevsky, and Robert Pinsky. Location: Pomario, Garden of Villa La Pietra, Italy