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Below is a list of Turing Foundation poetry projects. More recent projects can be found on our art page.
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Older poetry projects :
Winners of the Eighth Turing Poetry Competition, 1 feb 2017
July 2016
The Eighth Turing Poetry Contest 2016-2017
The Turing Poetry Competition is the only Dutch-language poetry contest open to everyone and that is about a poem, not a poet. Previous... more

The Seventh Turing Poetry Competition
October 2015
The Seventh Turing Poetry Contest 2014-2016
The Turing Poetry Contest is the only poetry competition that's open to everyone, and isn't about a poet, but a poem. Previous editions... more

The Twelve Poetry anthologies in the 'Turing series'
March 2015
Poetry anthologies, 2011-2015
Over a four-year period, publisher Van Oorschot will be publishing twelve beautiful, hardcover anthologies. These anthologies include the best poems of... more

Poetry anthology Hans Lodeizen
October 2014
Poetry anthology Rutger Kopland, 2014
Over a four-year period, publisher Van Oorschot will be publishing twelve beautiful, hardcover anthologies. These anthologies include the best... more

The Sixth Turing Poetry Competition
July 2014
The Sixth Turing Poetry Contest 2014-2015
The Turing Poetry Contest is the only poetry competition that's open to everyone, and isn't about a poet, but a poem. Previous editions... more

PoŽziekalender 2015
April 2014
Poetry Calendar 2014-2015
Since 2013, publishing house Van Oorschot and Poetry International have been issuing the Poetry Calendar. The block calendar has one poem a day, and offers... more

Poetry anthology Hans Lodeizen
April 2014
Poetry anthology Hans Lodeizen, 2014
Over a four-year period, publisher Van Oorschot will be publishing twelve beautiful, hardcover anthologies. These anthologies include the best... more

The Fifth Turing Poetry Competition
October 2013
The Fifth Turing Poetry Contest 2013-2014
Turing's National Poetry Contest is the only poetry competition that's open to everyone and is not about the poet, but about the poem. The... more

The Poems Ball - Closing Ceremony Poetry Week 2014
October 2013
The Poems Ball - Poetry Week closing ceremony 2013-2014
The second edition of Poetry Week will run from January 30 to February 5, 2014. The event is a combination of the well-known... more

Poetry anthology Elisabeth Eybers
March 2013
Poetry anthology Elisabeth Eybers, 2013
Over a four-year period, publisher Van Oorschot will be publishing twelve beautiful, hardcover anthologies. These anthologies include the... more

The Poems Ball - Closing Ceremony Poetry Week 2013
January 2013
The Poems Ball - Closing ceremony Poetry Week 2012-2013
Poetry Week 2013 (January 30 - February 6, 2013) joins well-known poetry events Poetry Day, the VSB Poetry Award and the... more

The Fourth Turing National Poetry Competition
August 2012
The Fourth Turing National Poetry Contest 2012-2013
Turing's National Poetry Contest is the only poetry competition that's open to everyone and is not about the poet, but about the... more

PoŽziebundel 'Dichter Draagt Voor', Ramsey Nasr, 2012-2013
March 2012
Poetry collection 'Dichter Draagt Voor', Ramsey Nasr, 2012-2013
'Dichter Draagt Voor' (poet recites) is a project by Poet Laureate Ramsey Nasr that aims at unlocking the works of... more

Poetry anthology Jan Emmens
March 2012
Poetry anthology Jan Emmens, 2011-2012
Over a four-year period, publisher Van Oorschot will be publishing twelve beautiful, hardcover anthologies. These anthologies include the best... more

An issue of De Gids
January 2012
Poetry in literary magazine De Gids 2011-2012
In 2012, literary magazine De Gids will be celebrating its 175th anniversary. For the past three years, De Gids has been able to... more

Poetry anthology J. H. Leopold
November 2011
Poetry anthology J. H. Leopold, 2011
Over a four-year period, publisher Van Oorschot will be publishing twelve beautiful, hardcover anthologies. These anthologies include the best... more

The Third Turing National Poetry Competition
November 2011
The Third Turing National Poetry Contest 2011-2012
Turing's National Poetry Contest is the only poetry competition that's open to everyone and is not about the poet, but about the... more

Poetry Day 2011
January 2011
Main patron National Poetry Day 2008-2011
Every Year, Poetry Day presents poetry to the nation. In light of this day, on January 27, 2011, over three hundred poetry activities will... more

Poetry anthology Simon Vestdijk
October 2010
Poetry anthology Simon Vestdijk, 2010
Over a period of four years, Van Oorschot Publishing will be publishing twelve beautiful, bound anthologies. Said anthologies hold the best... more

Henk van Loenen wins the Second Turing National Poetry Competition 2010/2011
May 2010
The Second Turing National Poetry Contest 2010-2011
The Turing National Poetry Contest is the only national poetry contest in the Netherlands that is accessible to everyone and is... more

Poetry anthologies Chris van Geel & Adriaan MorriŽn
May 2010
Poetry anthologies Van Geel & MorriŽn, 2010
Over a period of four years, Van Oorschot Publishing will be publishing twelve beautiful, bound anthologies. Said anthologies hold the... more

A special poetry issue of De Gids
March 2010
Poetry in literary magazine De Gids 2008-2010
The Dutch cultural and literary magazine De Gids has already been published for 170 years. Its aim is to promote literature and... more

Poetry Day 2010
January 2010
Main patron National Poetry Day 2010
Every year, National Poetry Day ('Gedichtendag') puts poetry in the national spotlight. On 28 January 2010 over three hundred poetry-related... more

Warenar by P.C. Hooft in castle Muiderslot
January 2010
Main patron Warenar by P.C. Hooft, 2010
The ambition of theatre company De Kale is to make classical poets and old Dutch texts accessible to a large Dutch audience. De Kale will... more

The Turing National Poetry Competition
April 2009
The First Turing National Poetry Contest 2009-2010
On 21 April 2009 the Turing National Poetry Competition was launched. This is the first national poetry contest that is open to... more

The first anthologies in 2009
April 2009
Poetry anthologies Vasalis & Hanlo, 2009
Publishing house Van Oorschot is planning to publish twelve beautifully printed hardcover anthologies in the course of four years. These... more

Poetry Day 2009
January 2009
Main patron National Poetry Day 2009
Every year, National Poetry Day ("Gedichtendag") puts poetry in the national spotlight. On 29 January 2009 over three hundred poetry-related... more

Presentation of the Golden Albatros NK Poetry Slam
May 2008
Poetry Circus 2008
The Poetry Circus organises literature and poetry performances for a young, new and varied audience, such as the Poetry Slam. The combination of experienced poets and new talent turns out to be a great success.... more

the first two anthologies: november 2008
February 2008
Poetry anthologies Van Schagen & Der Mouw, 2008
Twelve beautifully printed hardcover anthologies will be published in the coming four years. Featuring the very best poems by excellent Dutch poets presented by well-known... more

Poetry Week - First Love
November 2007
De Week van de PoŽzie 2007-2008
At least 60 poetry events are taking place in April 2008, organised by libraries, book shops, publishers and... more

Jou Willen Is Je Missen
November 2007
Poetry anthology 'Jou Willen Is Je Missen', 2008
The thematic poetry anthology 'Jou Willen Is Je Missen' of Dutch poems about love is published... more

Poetry Day 2008
September 2007
Main patron Gedichtendag 2007-2008
Poem Day brings poetry to the notice on a national level. 300 poetry activities are taking place on or around 31 January. Newspapers will publish poems, poetry will be read on radio and TV... more

Poetry International Festival
March 2007
38th Poetry International Festival, 2007
The theme for 2007 of this leading international poetry festival is the relation between poetry, insanity and melancholy. Several international... more

Poetry Week - Birth
January 2007
Main patron of De Week van de PoŽzie 2007
Many large and sparkling, or instead modest poetry activities and events related to poetry from all over the Netherlands come together in this 'Poetry Week'. At least 60 events... more

Het Eerste Wonder (The First Miracle)
January 2007
Poetry anthology 'The First Miracle' , 2007
The thematic poetry anthology 'Het Eerste Wonder' of Dutch poems about birth is published... more


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Turing GedichtenwedstrijdPoŽzieclub The Eighth Turing Poetry Contest 2016-2017
The Turing Poetry Competition is the only Dutch-language poetry contest open to everyone and that is about a poem, not a poet. Previous editions were a resounding success. The submission period for the eighth edition was up to 15 November 2016. There are cash prizes for the best three poems. The first prize is €10,000, the second prize is €5,000, and the third prize €2,000. The 100 best poems will be published in a special anthology. A selection of the 100 best poems will be recited on the radio programme Met het Oog op Morgen. The results will be announced on Wednesday, 1 February 2017.

The Turing Foundation is making the eighth edition possible by contributing €40,000 towards the contest. see also:
      De Negende Turing Gedichtenwedstrijd, 2017-2018
      De Achtste Turing Gedichtenwedstrijd, 2016-2017
      PoŽzie verheldert hoofd en hart meer dan lessen burgerschap (Volkskrant)
      20-jarige studente wint Turing Gedichtenwedstrijd (nu.nl)
  Else Kemps schrijft beste gedicht (NOS)
  Else (20) jongste winnaar gedichtenwedstrijd (NOS)
      20-jarige studente uit Malden wint 10.000 euro bij gedichtenwedstrijd (Gelderlander)
      Veenendaalse stadsdichter wordt 3e bij Turing Gedichtenwedstrijd (Gelderlander)
      Twee mooiste gedichten van het jaar (NOS)
      Voor het eerst twee winnaars van Gedichtenwedstrijd (Volkskrant)
      Met dit gedicht won Ruth Lasters 10.000 euro (De Morgen)
      Turing Gedichtenwedstrijd: other projects
      PoŽzieclub: other projects
Winners of the Eighth Turing Poetry Competition, 1 feb 2017
Winners of the Eighth Turing Poetry Competition, 1 feb 2017


Turing GedichtenwedstrijdPoŽzieclub The Seventh Turing Poetry Contest 2014-2016
The Turing Poetry Contest is the only poetry competition that's open to everyone, and isn't about a poet, but a poem. Previous editions have been a major success. Poems for the sixth edition can be entered up to and including November 15. The best three poems will be rewarded with cash prizes, with the winning poem receiving € 10,000. The best one hundred poems will be published in a special anthology. In January 2016, a selection of the top 100 will be recited on the radio daily in the show 'Met het Oog op Morgen'. The winner will be announced in February 2016.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 45,000 a year for the realisation of this event. see also:
      De Zevende Turing Gedichtenwedstrijd, 2015-2016
      De Zesde Turing Gedichtenwedstrijd, 2014-2015
      20-jarige studente wint Turing Gedichtenwedstrijd (nu.nl)
  Else Kemps schrijft beste gedicht (NOS)
  Else (20) jongste winnaar gedichtenwedstrijd (NOS)
      20-jarige studente uit Malden wint 10.000 euro bij gedichtenwedstrijd (Gelderlander)
      Veenendaalse stadsdichter wordt 3e bij Turing Gedichtenwedstrijd (Gelderlander)
      Twee mooiste gedichten van het jaar (NOS)
      Voor het eerst twee winnaars van Gedichtenwedstrijd (Volkskrant)
      Laurens Hoevenaren geeft eindelijk zijn passie ruim baan (De Stentor)
      Ruth Lasters wint 5.000 euro voor beste Nederlandstalige gedicht (Vrouwen)
      Met dit gedicht won Ruth Lasters 10.000 euro (De Morgen)
      Turing Gedichtenwedstrijd: other projects
      PoŽzieclub: other projects
The Seventh Turing Poetry Competition
The Seventh Turing Poetry Competition


Van Oorschot Poetry anthologies, 2011-2015
Over a four-year period, publisher Van Oorschot will be publishing twelve beautiful, hardcover anthologies. These anthologies include the best poems of excellent poets (whose fame is unfortunately waning), recommended by inspired and well-known anothologists. This way, Van Oorschot wants to reach a new, current audience.

With a € 60,000 donation, the Turing Foundation is adopting this fine series of anthologies from Van Oorschot, so the sale price can be set at an affordable level. Previous editions include works by Kopland, Lodeizen, Eybers, Emmens, Leopold, Vestdijk, Van Geel, MorriŽn, Vasalis, Hanlo, Van Schagen and Der Mouw. see also:
      Van Oorschot start nieuwe reeks poŽziebloemlezingen
      Van Oorschot: other projects
The Twelve Poetry anthologies in the 'Turing series'
The Twelve Poetry anthologies in the "Turing series"


Van Oorschot Poetry anthology Rutger Kopland, 2014
Over a four-year period, publisher Van Oorschot will be publishing twelve beautiful, hardcover anthologies. These anthologies include the best poems of excellent poets (whose fame is unfortunately waning), recommended by inspired and well-known anothologists. This way, Van Oorschot wants to reach a new, current audience.

With a € 60,000 donation, the Turing Foundation is adopting this fine series of anthologies from Van Oorschot, so the sale price can be set at an affordable level. Previous editions include works by Lodeizen, Eybers, Emmens, Leopold, Vestdijk, Van Geel, MorriŽn, Vasalis, Hanlo, Van Schagen and Der Mouw. see also: Van Oorschot: other projects
Poetry anthology Hans Lodeizen
Poetry anthology Hans Lodeizen


Turing GedichtenwedstrijdPoŽzieclub The Sixth Turing Poetry Contest 2014-2015
The Turing Poetry Contest is the only poetry competition that's open to everyone, and isn't about a poet, but a poem. Previous editions have been a major success. Poems for the sixth edition can be entered up to and including November 15. The best three poems will be rewarded with cash prizes, with the winning poem receiving € 10,000. The best one hundred poems will be published in a special anthology. In January 2015, a selection of the top 100 will be recited on the radio daily in the show 'Met het Oog op Morgen'. The winner will be announced in February 2015.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 45,000 a year for the realisation of this event. see also:
      De Zesde Turing Gedichtenwedstrijd, 2014-2015
      Twee mooiste gedichten van het jaar (NOS)
      Voor het eerst twee winnaars van Gedichtenwedstrijd (Volkskrant)
      Laurens Hoevenaren geeft eindelijk zijn passie ruim baan (De Stentor)
      Ruth Lasters wint 5.000 euro voor beste Nederlandstalige gedicht (Vrouwen)
      Met dit gedicht won Ruth Lasters 10.000 euro (De Morgen)
      Turing Gedichtenwedstrijd: other projects
      PoŽzieclub: other projects
The Sixth Turing Poetry Competition
The Sixth Turing Poetry Competition


Van Oorschot Poetry Calendar 2014-2015
Since 2013, publishing house Van Oorschot and Poetry International have been issuing the Poetry Calendar. The block calendar has one poem a day, and offers QR links to the poetry archive. The 2015 Poetry Calendar will touch on literary events like Poetry Week, the VSB Poetry Prize, and the Turing Poem Contest as well.

The Turing Foundation will donate € 10,000 to enable wider distribution of the calendar, and to lower the selling price from € 15 to € 12.50. see also: Van Oorschot: other projects
PoŽziekalender 2015
PoŽziekalender 2015


Van Oorschot Poetry anthology Hans Lodeizen, 2014
Over a four-year period, publisher Van Oorschot will be publishing twelve beautiful, hardcover anthologies. These anthologies include the best poems of excellent poets (whose fame is unfortunately waning), recommended by inspired and well-known anothologists. This way, Van Oorschot wants to reach a new, current audience.

With a € 60,000 donation, the Turing Foundation is adopting this fine series of anthologies from Van Oorschot, so the sale price can be set at an affordable level. Previous editions include works by Eybers, Emmens, Leopold, Vestdijk, Van Geel, MorriŽn, Vasalis, Hanlo, Van Schagen and Der Mouw. see also: Van Oorschot: other projects
Poetry anthology Hans Lodeizen
Poetry anthology Hans Lodeizen


Turing GedichtenwedstrijdPoŽzieclub The Fifth Turing Poetry Contest 2013-2014
Turing's National Poetry Contest is the only poetry competition that's open to everyone and is not about the poet, but about the poem. The first two editions have been a resounding success.

Poems for the third edition can be entered until 15 November 2012. The three best poems will receive prize money. Winner of the first prize will be receiving € 10,000. The 100 best poems will be published in a special anthology. The results will be announced February 2014, on the eve of the National Poetry Day.

The Turing Foundation has set aside € 250,000 to safeguard the contest for five years. € 45,000 of that sum is meant for the edition 2013-2014. see also:
      De Vijfde Turing Gedichtenwedstrijd, 2013
      Dit gedicht kreeg de eerste prijs in de Turing Gedichtenwedstrijd
      Van Zonneveld schrijft beste gedicht (NOS)
      De Opkomst van de Voxpop Poezie (NRC Next)
      Het Beste Gedicht (Volkskrant)
      De Opkomst van de Poezie (NRC )
      Aftrap van Eerste Poezieweek (ED)
  Ramsey Nasr over de 4e Gedichtenwedstrijd (Met het oog op morgen)
      Oud-deelnemers over hun wedstrijdervaringen (Edwin Fagel)
      Naaktlopen met je Hersenen (Van Gennep)
      Gedichten in Met Het Oog Op Morgen (NOS)
      Turing Gedichtenwedstrijd op Facebook
      Turing Gedichtenwedstrijd: other projects
      PoŽzieclub: other projects
The Fifth Turing Poetry Competition
The Fifth Turing Poetry Competition


Wintertuin Literair Productiehuis The Poems Ball - Poetry Week closing ceremony 2013-2014
The second edition of Poetry Week will run from January 30 to February 5, 2014. The event is a combination of the well-known events Poems Day, the VSB Poetry Prize, and the Turing Poetry Contest. The Poems Ball is the grand finale of Poetry Week and ties in with the central theme ĎWondermentí. The awards ceremony of the Turing Poetry Contest is part of the Poems Ball, which is organised in close collaboration with Wintertuin.

The Turing Foundation will be contributing € 5,000 to the 2014 edition of the Poems Ball. see also: Wintertuin Literair Productiehuis: other projects
The Poems Ball - Closing Ceremony Poetry Week 2014
The Poems Ball - Closing Ceremony Poetry Week 2014


Van Oorschot Poetry anthology Elisabeth Eybers, 2013
Over a four-year period, publisher Van Oorschot will be publishing twelve beautiful, hardcover anthologies. These anthologies include the best poems of excellent poets (whose fame is unfortunately waning), recommended by inspired and well-known anothologists. This way, Van Oorschot wants to reach a new, current audience.

With a € 60,000 donation, the Turing Foundation is adopting this fine series of anthologies from Van Oorschot, so the sale price can be set at an affordable level. Previous editions include works by Emmens, Leopold, Vestdijk, Van Geel, MorriŽn, Vasalis, Hanlo, Van Schagen and Der Mouw. see also: Van Oorschot: other projects
Poetry anthology Elisabeth Eybers
Poetry anthology Elisabeth Eybers


Wintertuin Literair Productiehuis The Poems Ball - Closing ceremony Poetry Week 2012-2013
Poetry Week 2013 (January 30 - February 6, 2013) joins well-known poetry events Poetry Day, the VSB Poetry Award and the Turing National Poem Contest. The week, initiated by CPNB, is meant to generate maximum attention for Dutch poetry. On February 6, 2013, the very first Poems Ball will be held at Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam (the city theatre). The event will mark the end and grand finale of the Turing National Poetry Contest. It will also be the closing ceremony of Poetry Week. The Poets Ball will offer a platform for the winners of the Turing National Poetry Contest.

The Turing Foundation will contribute € 8,000 to the project. see also:
      Nationale Gedichtenbal (PS)
      Turing Nationale Gedichtenwedstrijd
      Wintertuin Literair Productiehuis: other projects
The Poems Ball - Closing Ceremony Poetry Week 2013
The Poems Ball - Closing Ceremony Poetry Week 2013


Turing GedichtenwedstrijdPoŽzieclub The Fourth Turing National Poetry Contest 2012-2013
Turing's National Poetry Contest is the only poetry competition that's open to everyone and is not about the poet, but about the poem. The first two editions have been a resounding success.

Poems for the third edition can be entered until 15 November 2012. The ten best poems will receive prize money. Winner of the first prize will be receiving € 10,000. The 100 best poems will be published in a special anthology. The results will be announced February in 2013, on the eve of the National Poetry Day.

The Turing Foundation has set aside € 250,000 to safeguard the contest for five years. € 45,000 of that sum is meant for the 2012 edition. see also:
      De Vierde Turing Nationale Gedichtenwedstrijd, 2012
      De Opkomst van de Voxpop Poezie (NRC Next)
      Het Beste Gedicht (Volkskrant)
      De Opkomst van de Poezie (NRC )
      Aftrap van Eerste Poezieweek (ED)
  Ramsey Nasr over de 4e Gedichtenwedstrijd (Met het oog op morgen)
      Oud-deelnemers over hun wedstrijdervaringen (Edwin Fagel)
      Naaktlopen met je Hersenen (Van Gennep)
      Gedichten in Met Het Oog Op Morgen (NOS)
      Turing Nationale Gedichtenwedstrijd op Facebook
      Turing Gedichtenwedstrijd: other projects
      PoŽzieclub: other projects
The Fourth Turing National Poetry Competition
The Fourth Turing National Poetry Competition


Ramsey Nasr Poetry collection 'Dichter Draagt Voor', Ramsey Nasr, 2012-2013
'Dichter Draagt Voor' (poet recites) is a project by Poet Laureate Ramsey Nasr that aims at unlocking the works of classical Dutch poets to a wide audience. The selection includes poets like Leopold, Boutens, Bredero, Focquenbroch, Gorter, Du Perron, Kouwenaar, Kloos, Vasalis and Boon: poets that are considered old-fashioned by some and are at risk of being forgotten, even though they form the basis for our current poetry. The project includes a poetry collection with audio CD, a website and 20 poetry videos.

The Turing Foundation will be contributing € 10,000 to the production of the poetry collection. see also:   Dichter Draagt Voor (De Week Draait Door)
PoŽziebundel 'Dichter Draagt Voor', Ramsey Nasr, 2012-2013
PoŽziebundel 'Dichter Draagt Voor', Ramsey Nasr, 2012-2013


Van Oorschot Poetry anthology Jan Emmens, 2011-2012
Over a four-year period, publisher Van Oorschot will be publishing twelve beautiful, hardcover anthologies. These anthologies include the best poems of excellent poets (whose fame is unfortunately waning), recommended by inspired and well-known anothologists. This way, Van Oorschot wants to reach a new, current audience. November 2011 will see the publication of the newest collection in the series: Overkomst dringend gewenst by Jan Emmens.

With a € 60,000 donation, the Turing Foundation is adopting this fine series of anthologies from Van Oorschot, so the sale price can be set at an affordable level. Previous editions include works by Emmens, Leopold, Vestdijk, Van Geel, MorriŽn, Vasalis, Hanlo, Van Schagen and Der Mouw. see also:
      Pas verschenen: Chr. J. van Geel (Haarlems Dagblad)
      Adriaan MorriŽn - nieuw deel in de bejubelde Turingreeks
      Vasalis: De eenvoud achterhaald (FD Persoonlijk)
      Der Mouw: Je kunt God zijn en ook dienstmeid (Trouw)
      Van Oorschot: other projects
Poetry anthology Jan Emmens
Poetry anthology Jan Emmens


De Gids Poetry in literary magazine De Gids 2011-2012
In 2012, literary magazine De Gids will be celebrating its 175th anniversary. For the past three years, De Gids has been able to substantially invest in the publication of poetry and managed to continue publishing the physical edition of the magazine, thanks to the Turing Foundation. In conclusion of their funding, the Turing Foundation will support poetry in De Gids for the next two years (for the last time) as well as help out during all anniversary activities.

Like last year, Turing Foundation donates € 5,000 in 2012 for the publication of poetry in De Gids. see also: De Gids: other projects
An issue of De Gids
An issue of De Gids


Van Oorschot Poetry anthology J. H. Leopold, 2011
Over a four-year period, publisher Van Oorschot will be publishing twelve beautiful, hardcover anthologies. These anthologies include the best poems of excellent poets (whose fame is unfortunately waning), recommended by inspired and well-known anothologists. This way, Van Oorschot wants to reach a new, current audience. November 2011 will see the publication of the newest collection in the series: U missen en u niet ontgaan by J.H. Leopold.

With a € 60,000 donation, the Turing Foundation is adopting this fine series of anthologies from Van Oorschot, so the sale price can be set at an affordable level. Previous editions include works by Vestdijk, Van Geel, MorriŽn, Vasalis, Hanlo, Van Schagen and Der Mouw. see also:
      Pas verschenen: Chr. J. van Geel (Haarlems Dagblad)
      Adriaan MorriŽn - nieuw deel in de bejubelde Turingreeks
      Vasalis: De eenvoud achterhaald (FD Persoonlijk)
      Der Mouw: Je kunt God zijn en ook dienstmeid (Trouw)
      Van Oorschot: other projects
Poetry anthology J. H. Leopold
Poetry anthology J. H. Leopold


Turing GedichtenwedstrijdPoŽzieclub The Third Turing National Poetry Contest 2011-2012
Turing's National Poetry Contest is the only poetry competition that's open to everyone and is not about the poet, but about the poem. The first two editions have been a resounding success.

Poems for the third edition can be entered until November 2011. The ten best poems will receive prize money. Winner of the first prize will be receiving € 10,000. The 100 best poems will be published in a special anthology. The results will be announced late January in 2012, on the eve of Nationale Gedichtendag. The judging panel of the Third Turing National Poetry Contest will be chaired by the Dutch Poet Laureate Ramsey Nasr. Other judges will be announced at a later date. Gerrit Komrij will be the contest's ambassador.

The Turing Foundation has set aside € 250,000 to safeguard the contest for five years. € 45,000 of that sum is meant for the 2011 edition. see also:
      De Derde Turing Nationale Gedichtenwedstrijd, 2011
  Vlaming wint Turing Nationale Gedichtenwedstrijd (NOS Journaal)
  Radio-uitzending in het teken van de uitreiking van de 3e Turing Nationale Gedichtenwedstrijd (NOS)
  PlattelandspoŽzie (Man bij Hond)
  De Uitreiking van de Derde Nationale Gedichtendag (RoadWorks TV)
      Bonheidenaar wint 10.000 euro met gedicht (GVA Mechelen)
      10.000 euro voor een gedicht (Het Laatste Nieuws)
      Vlaming wint Nationale Gedichtenwedstrijd (Volkskrant)
      David Troch wint Nationale Gedichtenwedstrijd (De Stentor)
      Vlaming wint Nationale Gedichtenwedstrijd (De Gelderlander)
      Vlaming schrijft beste gedicht 2012 (NOS)
      De Toverhazelaar (Uitgeverij Augustus)
      Gedichten in Met Het Oog Op Morgen (NOS)
      Vlamingen de grote winnaars van de Turing Nationale Gedichtenwedstrijd
      Meer dan 10.000 inzendingen Derde Turing Nationale Gedichtenwedstrijd
      Turing Foundation wint opnieuw de Transparantprijs
  De Ochtend van 4 Ramsey Nasr over de Turing Nationale Gedichtenwedstrijd (Radio 4)
  Ramey Nasr over Belgische inzenders (Radio1)
      Turing Nationale Gedichtenwedstrijd op Facebook
      Turing Nationale Gedichtenwedstrijd start derde editie
      Turing Gedichtenwedstrijd: other projects
      PoŽzieclub: other projects
The Third Turing National Poetry Competition
The Third Turing National Poetry Competition


GedichtendagPoetry International Rotterdam Main patron National Poetry Day 2008-2011
Every Year, Poetry Day presents poetry to the nation. In light of this day, on January 27, 2011, over three hundred poetry activities will be organized (lectures, performances, school projects, library projects, etc.). Newspapers will be printing poems, and poems will be recited on the radio, tv - even in the House of Representatives. The Poetry Day Collection 2011 (by Remco Campert) will be distributed in large numbers, for a low price.

Just like in 2008, 2009 and 2010, the Turing Foundation is Poetry Day's main supporter in 2011 as well (€ 30,000 a year). see also:
      Gedichtendag: other projects
      Poetry International Rotterdam: other projects
Poetry Day 2011
Poetry Day 2011


Van Oorschot Poetry anthology Simon Vestdijk, 2010
Over a period of four years, Van Oorschot Publishing will be publishing twelve beautiful, bound anthologies. Said anthologies hold the best poems of outstanding poets (who are at risk of losing public interest), praised by inspired and well-known readers. In doing so, Van Oorschot wants to reach new and current readers. The most recent publication in the series contain work by Simon Vestdijk.

The Turing Foundation will adopt Van Oorschot's beautiful series of anthologies by donating € 60,000, so the selling price can be kept at a level affordable for everyone. Earlier publications contain work by Vasalis, Hanlo, Van Schagen en Der Mouw. see also: Van Oorschot: other projects
Poetry anthology Simon Vestdijk
Poetry anthology Simon Vestdijk


Turing GedichtenwedstrijdPoŽzieclub The Second Turing National Poetry Contest 2010-2011
The Turing National Poetry Contest is the only national poetry contest in the Netherlands that is accessible to everyone and is not about a poet, but a poem. With 15,688 poems submitted, the first edition was a resounding succes.

Starting 23 April 2010, entries for the second edition can be sent in. The 100 best poems will be published in an exclusive anthology. There will be cash prizes for the top ten poems. First prize is € 10,000. Chairman of the judges will be Gerrit Komrij. Ramsey Nasr, the Country's Poet, is the contest's ambassador. The results will be revealed in January 2011, on the eve of National Poem Day.

The Turing Foundation has set aside € 250,000 to fund the contest for five years. € 45,000 is intended for the 2010 edition. The Turing Foundation organizes the contest in association with the Poetry Club. see also:
      De Tweede Turing Nationale Gedichtenwedstrijd 2010
  Selectie uit de 100 beste gedichten (Met het Oog op Morgen)
      'Onder de Sterren' winnaar (Parool)
      Turing Nationale Gedichtenwedstrijd op Facebook
      Top 100 Turing Nationale Gedichtenwedstrijd (De Contrabas)
      Dansen op de maat van het ogenblik (Uitgeverij Augustus)
      Bijna 10.000 inzendingen Tweede Turing Nationale Gedichtenwedstrijd (Persbericht)
      De Eerste Turing Nationale Gedichtenwedstrijd (2009)
      Iedereen een dichter, vindt ook Komrij (De Stem)
      € 10.000 voor winnaar Turing Nationale Gedichtenwedstrijd
      Jury 2e editie Turing Nationale Gedichtenwedstrijd bekend
      Turing Nationale Gedichtenwedstrijd start tweede editie
      Turing Gedichtenwedstrijd: other projects
      PoŽzieclub: other projects
Henk van Loenen wins the Second Turing National Poetry Competition 2010/2011
Henk van Loenen wins the Second Turing National Poetry Competition 2010/2011


Van Oorschot Poetry anthologies Van Geel & MorriŽn, 2010
Over a period of four years, Van Oorschot Publishing will be publishing twelve beautiful, bound anthologies. Said anthologies hold the best poems of outstanding poets (who are at risk of losing public interest), praised by inspired and well-known readers. In doing so, Van Oorschot wants to reach new and current readers. The most recent publications in the series contain work by C. J. van Geel and Adriaan MorriŽn.

The Turing Foundation will adopt Van Oorschot's beautiful series of anthologies by donating € 60,000, so the selling price can be kept at a level affordable for everyone. Earlier publications contain work by Vasalis, Hanlo, Van Schagen en Der Mouw. see also:
      Pas verschenen: Chr. J. van Geel (Haarlems Dagblad)
      Adriaan MorriŽn - nieuw deel in de bejubelde Turingreeks
      Van Oorschot: other projects
Poetry anthologies Chris van Geel & Adriaan MorriŽn
Poetry anthologies Chris van Geel & Adriaan MorriŽn


De Gids Poetry in literary magazine De Gids 2008-2010
The Dutch cultural and literary magazine De Gids has already been published for 170 years. Its aim is to promote literature and to stimulate the Dutch cultural and social debate. De Gids holds a unique position within the Dutch literary circles and prints in each issue prose and poetry next to essays on art, science and politics. Once a year, De Gids devotes a special issue to poetry.

Just like last two years the Turing Foundation adopts the poetry section and special poetry issues of De Gids in 2010 (€ 10,000). see also: De Gids: other projects
A special poetry issue of De Gids
A special poetry issue of De Gids


GedichtendagPoetry International Rotterdam Main patron National Poetry Day 2010
Every year, National Poetry Day ('Gedichtendag') puts poetry in the national spotlight. On 28 January 2010 over three hundred poetry-related activities will take place (lectures, recitals, school and library projects, et cetera). Newspapers will publish poetry and poems will be recited on radio, TV and even in the House of Commons. The Poetry Day Collection (this year with poems by poet Tsjebbe Hettinga) will be published in a large run and sold against a low price.

By donating € 90,000, the Turing Foundation is the main contributor of National Poetry Day in 2010, 2011 and 2012. see also:
      De dichter van nu is een slammer (Algemeen Dagblad)
      PoŽzie hekelt en plakt pleisters (Brabants Dagblad)
      Elfde editie Gedichtendag in Nederland (Dagblad vh Noorden)
      Gedichtendag: other projects
      Poetry International Rotterdam: other projects
Poetry Day 2010
Poetry Day 2010


Theatergroep de Kale Main patron Warenar by P.C. Hooft, 2010
The ambition of theatre company De Kale is to make classical poets and old Dutch texts accessible to a large Dutch audience. De Kale will present P.C. Hooft's poem Warenar in the Muiderslot Castle. With this project De Kale Foundation especially intends to reach secondary school students. Their aim is to make 600 pupils familiar with the poetry of P.C. Hooft and in such way fire up their interest in poetry in general.

By donating € 10,000, the Turing Foundation is the main sponsor of this project.

Warenar by P.C. Hooft in castle Muiderslot
Warenar by P.C. Hooft in castle Muiderslot


Turing GedichtenwedstrijdPoŽzieclub The First Turing National Poetry Contest 2009-2010
On 21 April 2009 the Turing National Poetry Competition was launched. This is the first national poetry contest that is open to anyone over 16 and focuses, first of all, on poetry, not on the poet. The concept originated in the UK where over many years similar initiatives have helped promote the interest in poetry, well-known poets, and new talent. The contest is being organised by the Dutch PoŽzieclub.

The best 100 poems will be published in a special anthology, introduced by Gerrit Komrij. The authors of the best 10 poems will be invited by Augustus publishers to submit a manuscript to be considered for publication. The winning poet will receive a € 10,000 prize.

Chair of the jury is Gerrit Komrij. Dutch Poet Laureate Ramsey Nasr will serve as ambassador of the competition.

Over the next five years the Turing Foundation will set aside € 250,000 for the Turing National Poetry Competition, of which € 70,000 is earmarked for the start up year 2009. see also:
      Winnaars Turing Nationale Gedichtenwedstrijd 2009 bekend
      "Ik ben hier niet op gekleed" (NRC)
      Schouwburg vol dichters (Volkskrant)
      Leidenaar wint Nationale Gedichtenwedstrijd (Trouw)
      Dennis heeft al contract over eerste dichtbundel (Gelderlander)
      Voorbij de verdrietjes (Volkskrant)
      De 100 winnende gedichten gebundeld in "Zoals Een Haan Een Ei Legt"
  Gedichten, voorgelezen in Met Het Oog Op Morgen, 7 t/m 26 januari 2010
      'Met het Oog op Morgen' in het teken van de Turing Nationale Gedichtenwedstrijd
      Meer dan 15.000 gedichten Turing Nationale Gedichtenwedstrijd
      Gedichten stromen binnen voor Turing Nationale Gedichtenwedstrijd (Gelderlander)
      Iedereen een dichter, vindt ook Komrij (De Stem)
      Winnaar Turing Nationale Gedichtenwedstrijd bekend gemaakt
      Met het Oog op Morgen drie weken lang in het teken van de Turing Nationale Gedichtenwedstrijd
      De Turing Nationale Gedichtenwedstrijd: Nieuwe grote poŽzieprijs voor het beste gedicht
      Turing Gedichtenwedstrijd: other projects
      PoŽzieclub: other projects
The Turing National Poetry Competition
The Turing National Poetry Competition


Van Oorschot Poetry anthologies Vasalis & Hanlo, 2009
Publishing house Van Oorschot is planning to publish twelve beautifully printed hardcover anthologies in the course of four years. These anthologies feature the very best poems by excellent Dutch poets - who may be in danger of being forgotten by the general public - edited and applauded by enthusiastic and well-known anthologists. Websites on the series will be developed, and people can take out free subscriptions to a daily poem by e-mail from the anthologies. In this way, Van Oorschot aims to reach a new and modern reading public. The most recent anthologies in the series feature M. Vasalis and Jan Hanlo.

By donating € 60,000, the Turing Foundation adopts the whole series by Van Oorschot, thereby achieving a selling price that brings the anthologies within easy access of most buyers. see also:
      Vasalis: De eenvoud achterhaald (FD Persoonlijk)
      Van Oorschot: other projects
The first anthologies in 2009
The first anthologies in 2009


GedichtendagPoetry International Rotterdam Main patron National Poetry Day 2009
Every year, National Poetry Day ("Gedichtendag") puts poetry in the national spotlight. On 29 January 2009 over three hundred poetry-related activities will take place, including lectures, recitals, and school and library projects. Newspapers will publish poems, poetry will be recited on radio and TV as well as in the House of Commons. A collection of new poems by a major poet will be printed in a large run and sold against a low price. The main event for National Poetry Day 2009 will be the election of the new Poet Laureate.

By contributing € 20,000, the Turing Foundation will act as the main patron of National Poetry Day 2009. see also:
      Gedichtendag: other projects
      Poetry International Rotterdam: other projects
Poetry Day 2009
Poetry Day 2009


Poeziecircus Poetry Circus 2008
The Poetry Circus organizes literature and poetry performances for a young, new and varied audience. The combination of experienced poets and new talent turns out to be a great success. The organisation is, however, beginning to become too large and too successful to remain fully dependent on volunteers.

The Turing Foundation contributes € 14,000 to the projects of the Poetry Circus in 2008, in order to help this young, ambitious organisation professionalize.

Presentation of the Golden Albatros NK Poetry Slam
Presentation of the Golden Albatros NK Poetry Slam


Van Oorschot Poetry anthologies Van Schagen & Der Mouw, 2008
Publishing house Van Oorschot is planning to publish twelve beautifully printed hardcover anthologies in the coming four years. These anthologies feature the very best poems by excellent Dutch poets (who however are in danger of being forgotten by the general public), presented by enthusiastic and well-known anthologists. A website will be developed on the series, where people can subscribe to receiving one poem from the anthologies by e-mail - for free - on each working day. In this way, Van Oorschot aims to reach a new and modern reading public.

By donating € 15,000, the Turing Foundation adopts the first three anthologies of the series by Van Oorschot, thereby achieving a selling price all can afford. If successful, the Turing Foundation will financially support the rest of the series too. see also:
      Der Mouw: Je kunt God zijn en ook dienstmeid (Trouw)
      Nieuwe "kernachtige" reeks poŽziebloemlezingen (De Papieren Man)
      Van Oorschot: other projects
the first two anthologies: november 2008
the first two anthologies: november 2008


Week van de PoŽziePoŽzieclub De Week van de PoŽzie 2007-2008
Many large and sparkling, or instead modest poetry activities and events related to poetry from all over the Netherlands come together in De Week van de PoŽzie (poetry week). At least 60 poetry events organised by libraries, stages, book shops and publishers will take place during De Week van de PoŽzie (5 to 11 April 2008). This year's theme is First Love.

The Turing Foundation donates € 25,000 to the 2008 Week van de PoŽzie, of which € 5,000 will be used to finance the collection of poems presented at the end of the Week. see also:
      Week van de PoŽzie: other projects
      PoŽzieclub: other projects
Poetry Week - First Love
Poetry Week - First Love


AwaterPoŽzieclub Poetry anthology 'Jou Willen Is Je Missen', 2008
In the context of the "First Love" theme of the Poetry Week 2008 (Week van de PoŽzie), poetry magazine Awater and the PoŽzieclub presented the thematic poetry anthology "Jou Willen Is Je Missen" on 11 April 2008. This anthology of Dutch poems about love was edited by Marjoleine de Vos.

The Turing Foundation contributed € 5.000,- to the publication of this anthology. see also:
      Awater: other projects
      PoŽzieclub: other projects
Jou Willen Is Je Missen
Jou Willen Is Je Missen


GedichtendagPoetry International Rotterdam Main patron Gedichtendag 2007-2008
Every year, Gedichtendag (Poem Day) brings poetry to the notice on a national level. Three hundred poetry activities will take place on or around 31 January 2008 (including lectures, recitals and school and library projects). Newspapers will publish poems, there will be poetry readings on radio and TV, poems are recited in the House of Commons and the Gedichtendag collection of poems will be printed in a large run and sold against a low price. The theme for Poem Day of 2008 is the relation between poetry and every day objects.

By contributing € 30,000, the Turing Foundation is the main patron of Gedichtendag 2008. see also:
      Gedichtendag: other projects
      Poetry International Rotterdam: other projects
Poetry Day 2008
Poetry Day 2008


Poetry International Rotterdam 38th Poetry International Festival, 2007
The Poetry International Festival in Rotterdam has through the years proven itself as the leading (inter)national poetry festival. The theme for 2007 is the relation between poetry, insanity and melancholy. Several Dutch and international poets will participate in the festival.

The Turing Foundation commits € 20,000 towards activities at the 38th edition of Poetry International that are meant to make poetry more accessible. see also: Poetry International Rotterdam: other projects
Poetry International Festival
Poetry International Festival


Week van de PoŽziePoŽzieclub Main patron of De Week van de PoŽzie 2007
Many large and sparkling, or instead modest poetry activities and events related to poetry from all over the Netherlands come together in Week van de PoŽzie (Poetry Week). At least 60 poetry events organised by libraries, stages, book shops and publishers will take place during De Week van de PoŽzie. The opening event of the Week van de PoŽzie is a poetry manifestation in De Rode Hoed on Saturday April 21st, organised in cooperation with De PoŽzieclub. The theme is Birth.

By contributing € 40,000, the Turing Foundation is the main supporter of De Week van de PoŽzie. Of the total donation, € 5,000 will be used to finance the collection of poems 'Eerste Wonder' (First Miracle). see also:
      Week van de PoŽzie: other projects
      PoŽzieclub: other projects
Poetry Week - Birth
Poetry Week - Birth


AwaterPoŽzieclub Poetry anthology 'The First Miracle' , 2007
In the context of the "Birth" theme of the Poetry Week 2007 (Week van de PoŽzie), poetry magazine Awater and the PoŽzieclub presented the thematic poetry anthology "The First Miracle" on 21 April 2007. This anthology of Dutch poems about love was edited by Tsjead Bruinja en Thomas Möhlmann.

The Turing Foundation contributed € 5.000,- to the publication of this anthology. see also:
      Awater: other projects
      PoŽzieclub: other projects
Het Eerste Wonder (The First Miracle)
Het Eerste Wonder (The First Miracle)



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