An evening of poetry and music with Carol Ann Duffy and John Sampson

24 maart 2017 tot 24 maart 2017
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Carol Ann Duffy and John Sampson, the Poet Laureate and her favourite court musician, bring an hour of light and shade, laughter and reflection to Amsterdam.

The World's Wife comes to Amsterdam! Carol Ann Duffy, Scottish poet, playwright and Professor in Contemporary Poetry, will be interviewed by Dutch poet Maartje Smits.

Afterwards, Duffy reads from her acclaimed collections, including The World’s Wife and The Bees and other works. Lucid, honest and accessible, her writing explores both everyday experience and our inner worlds in deceptively simple, profoundly resonant poems. Alongside the words, musician John Sampson takes us on a virtuoso tour through musical highlights of the past 500 years played on a fascinating collection of period and modern instruments.

About the speakers

Carol Ann Duffy is a Scottish poet and playwright. She has won many awards for her work over the years and became the first woman ever to be appointed as Britain’s Poet Laureate in 2009.

John Sampson is a Scottish multi-instrumental musician who has been working with Duffy for 14 years. Recently, he has become a member of the Royal Society of Musicians of Great Britain.

Maartje Smits (1986) graduated from the Sandberg Institute in 2011 and has been teaching alongside her work as a poet. She received a grant from the Dutch Foundation for Literature to write her second collection of poems.


You can sign up for this program through the link below. We ask for a small contribution of 5 Euros. If you are unable to attend, please let us know via [email protected] | T: +31 (0)20 525 8142.



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