The Poetry International Festival Rotterdam, run by Poetry International, is now in its 41st year.
Poetry International is a literary organisation which aims at promoting quality poetry from the Netherlands and around the world, stimulating the international exchange of poets, poetry translators and poetry-lovers.
Poetry International’s main activities including organising annual events, including the Poetry International Festival and National Poetry Day. For eight years, Poetry International has also collaborated with partners worldwide on a poetry web magazine, Poetry International Web (PIW), now published twice a month, which features news, articles, interviews and discussion, but, first and foremost, hundreds of poems by acclaimed modern poets from over seventy countries worldwide, both in the original language and in English translation. These form part of an extensive archive containing text, images, audio and video.