Jean Pierre Rawie
(Scheveningen, 1951) is a poet and translator. He studied Russian, Italian and Romanian, although he never completed these studies. Instead Rawie decided to make his hobby his profession and become a poet. He made his debut in 1976 and since then has had a great number of succesful poetry collections published. In 1989 he received for his oevre the Wessel Gansfort award of the province of Groningen. His most recent poetry collection is Wij volgen één voor één hetzelfde pad: de mooiste rouwgedichten (One by one we follow the same road: the best poems for mourning) (2003). Rawie is known for the fixed form of his poetry, and thus is very easy to read. Rawie himself says: 'Easy reading is hard writing'. Rawie lives and works in Groningen.
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What you always wanted to know but never dared to ask. Anna Enquist and Jean Pierre Rawie will teach you how to write poetry. Together with the audience each of the poets will interpret a visually expressive poem, chosen from world literature. At the same time the audience can watch on a large screen writer and illustrator Joke van Leeuwen illustrating her own vision of the poem. Enquist, Rawie and Van Leeuwen hope for a great deal of audience participation. Shortly before the start of the festival the poems will be available on this website. Visitors to the festival will have the poems sent to them beforehand. Bring along pen and paper!