Vrije uitloop | Free range :  Poems by Saskia Stehouwer, Translation + Field Notes by Joel Thomas Katz, Robert Perry, and Saskia Stehouwer 

Friday September 13, 2019: 4-5 PM | Room 223 Moses Hall

The Dutch Studies department will be hosting Saskia Stehouwer, Joel Thomas Katz and Robert Perry to speak on their new book of poetry, Vrije uitloop | Free range. The collection of poems are about the environment and the human condition. The author, Saskia Stehouwer is a renowned poet from The Netherlands. She studied both Dutch and English literature at the University of Amsterdam and has worked as an editor and project leader for the VU University Amsterdam. Saskia is also the founder and owner of the Kuntsgroen Foundation. In April 2019, she collaborated with Joel Thomas Katz and Robert Perry, fellow poet-translators of Palo Alto, California to aid in providing English translations of her Dutch poems. Robert Perry is also a publisher who founded and runs Dutch Poet Press. All three will be presenting on this recent collaboration, reading several poems in both Dutch and English, and sharing from their “Field Notes” with a Q & A session from Vrije Uitloop | Free Range. This event will take place in the afternoon from 4 PM until 5 PM on UC Berkeley’s campus in room 223 of Moses Hall. We are honored to be hosting this special event. Please join us, all are welcome.


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