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CROSSING BORDER ANTWERP 4 + 6 NOV 2022

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Esohe Weyden

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Thursday November 3, 2022

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EVENING PROGRAMME

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Esohe Weyden is the campus poet of the University of Antwerp and a veteran of the slam and spoken word scene. Her new collection of poems Tussentaal was nominated for the C. Buddingh Prize.

Part of the You’ll have to scream louder evening:
Programme with Dutch and Flemish talent: poetry, spoken word and music.

Interviewer

Charlotte Remarque

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Jonathan Ramael

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Esohe Weyden

Esohe Weyden (1999) is a Belgian poet and presenter. She is also the campus poet of the University of Antwerp, where she is studying a Master's in law. Until recently, she focused her creative energies on poetry readings, slams and spoken word performances. But this year her text also came to life on paper with the publication of her collection of poems Tussentaal, which was nominated for the C. Buddingh Prize.

"Every text that is brought to life on a stage, of course, starts on paper,” she recently said in an interview in De Standaard. “In that respect, the poems in Tussentaal are essentially spoken-word texts for me, but without the performance element it's not a slam. The difference between classical poetry and slam lies in the extra layer you put on the moment you perform. Thanks to an arsenal of tools – tempo, intonation, expression, body position – I can knead the text further, release more information and maintain control.”

Tussentaal

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