The poets featured here will also be there...
Here you see Fred Schywek and Bart Stouten reading the Hama poem I have posted before, the rhythm flowed apart and together, beautiful performance.
The first verse of what he will perform on the 17th...
Pain of War
(background: Flemish traditional: drie schuin tamboers, die kwamen uit het Oosten)
I marched by the most abhorrent horrors to the youngest anguishing wail
From the 25.000 throats of Béziers – in solidarity with the Cathars
I swept over pyres – over blood and the stench in the streets
rimbombo, rimbombo, I drummed in the rue Rivoli
danced on a flamethrower with fixed-bayonet
with the 15-inch-Howitser hewing at the cold
over Brandhoek, Ieper, Hellblast Corner, no-man’s land
ay the muster gas scorched us off the world
I sank down next to G. E. Ellison, lancer who fell last
mixed myself in the intercourse and rooted
in forgotten graves – Solferino, time upon time