Poetry evening De Utmolken Toer live-streamed on RIXT

The final evening of De Utmolken Toer (The Milked Tour), the poetry tour of RIXT poets Elmar Kuiper and Geart Tigchelaar, will be live-streamed on Saturday 24th of October from De Bres, Ljouwert/Leeuwarden.

Now that the safety regulations has put a hold on large audiences, the poets decided to bring their poetry evening to the public online. The livestream will be organised by creative bureau Hatogkrøller and can be followed on the Youtube channel of Frisian literary magazine Ensafh., the Facebook page of Frisian Poet Pack RIXTand the Facebook page of Ensafh.

Besides performances of Kuiper and Tigchelaar, RIXT poets Cornelis van der Wal and Syds Wiersma will also read their poetry. The music band of Kuiper, Tigers fan Greonterp will perform as well and the evening will be moderated by author, editor and publisher Piter Boersma.

De Utmolken Toer with Geart Tigchelaar and Elmar Kuiper. Picture: Ydwine Scarse

Elmar Kuiper (1969) writes poetry, short proze and theatre. In 2004 he made his debut with Hertbyt. Wite Molke, Swarte Mûle is his ninth volume. His poetry has been nominated for literary prizes and has been translated in several languages.

Geart Tigchelaar (1987) has won the D.A. Tammingapriis for his debut, leech hert yn nij jek (2017). Ommers is his first volume with proze poetry. Prepublications have been bosted on the Instagram-account @om.mers.

What: livestream poetry evening De Utmolken Toer

Where: Youtubechannel Ensafh, Facebook Frysk Dichterskollektyf RIXT or Facebook Ensafh

When: 24th of Ocober, 19:30 H

You can order the poetry volumes  and other items online at útjouwerij Hispel

First Frisian publication Waailân

Ilse Vos, Jolanda Gooiker, Simon Oosting at Kaap Hoorn. Picture: Geart Tigchelaar

From 11 to 13 of September,  poets from the main land and poets from the island wandered on the island Skylge/Terschelling. They did so in five groups, four of them in good hands of an island poet. That Saturday evening, the poets performed together and presented their results of Waailân to the public.

The performace of Ilse Vos, Simon Oosting and  Jolanda Gooiker has been made into an online presentation. RIXT will publish more of these in the coming weeks.  Below you can listen to the first contribution, in Frisian/Dutch.

Film edited by Geart Tigchelaar
Audio edited by Ilse Vos

RIXT poets at SatelLiet in Aldebiltsyl

Friday evening, 19th of September, SatelLiet was held in Aldebiltsyl. SatelLiet was set up last year as warm up for the Frisian/ minority songfestival LIET.
SatelLiet was held at three locations: the Aerdenplaats, the Julian church next to it, and the Schuilschuur of villager Neeltje van den Brand

At Neetltje, RIXT poets Christa Niklewicz en Geart Tigchelaar perfomerd twice. They did so in company of musician and poet Lukas Graff. Tigchelaar read from his coming poetry volume, Ommers. Niklewicz read and sang poetry of hers. Graff accompanied both poets on his piano, and also read own poetry.

Christa Niklewicz with Lukas Graff – Photo: Geart Tigchelaar

 

Lukas Graff – Photo: Geart Tigchelaar

 

Geart Tigchelaar – Photo: Syds Wiersma

 

Hostess Neeltje van den Brand welcomes the audience and poets – Photo: Syds Wiersma

Waailân:dichters op it eilân – the weekend illustrated

In the weekend of September 11 to 13, poets of Frisian poet pack and island poets met on the island Skylge/Terschelling, at the folk high school Skylgeralân.

Photo: Geart Tigchelaar

There, they met and formed groups of two or three to explore the island and their poetry together. During the exchange, the creativity and inspiration were endless, because of the good company and the beautiful surroundings.

The poets at the Folk High School. Photo: Geart Tigchelaar

Nienke Zorgdrager, Dirk Geerdink and Tryntsje van der Veer on the island. Photo: Geart Tigchelaar

On Saturday evening, under a starry night in the amphitheatre de Rûnte, at the folk high school, the poets read their work made during the day. Poems were written collectively or indivually, but always inspired by the good company.

The poets performed in their respective groups.

The first to read were Ilse Vos, Jolanda Gooiker en Simon Oosting, with a relay of the day.

Ilse Vos, Simon Oosting and Jolanda Gooiker. Photo: Geart Tigchelaar

The second performance was that of André Looijenga, Ina Schroders-Zeeders, and Simen de Jong.

Ina Schroders-Zeeders. Photo: Geart Tigchelaar

Third were Janna van der Meer and Carla van der Zwaag, with their collective poem “Duet or duel”

Carla van der Zwaag and Janna van der Meer. Photo: Geart Tigchelaar

Fourth came Nienke Zorgdrager, Tryntsje van der Veer, and Dirk Geerdink, with their performance called “Eindland/Einlân”  (Endland).

Nienke Zorgdrager, Tryntsje van der Veer, Dirk Geerdink. Photo: Geart Tigchelaar

Last but not least was the closure with “Skylge” made by poets Syds Wiersma, Ruud Knier, and Yva Hokwerda.

Ruud Knier, Yva Hokwerda. Photo: Geart Tigchelaar

On Sunday, it was time to leave the island again for the RIXT poets, though we hope to  meet each other again, and poetry of the weekend will be published in due time.

Photo: Geart Tigchelaar