Dewi de Nijs Bik
(1990) made her debut with the poetry collection Indolente (de Arbeiderspers, 2023), in which she searches for a language that makes our shared past tangible - along the way, an unexpected historian presents himself: the oyster. Her work has also appeared in the literary magazines DW B, nY, Poëziekrant and SAND Journal, among others, and as audio work online on DIG and with the VPRO. She wrote articles and interviews for Dutch monthly Moesson for ten years, was an editor at Perdu and is a board member of the Auteursbond (Authors' Union). She recites her poems on various stages in the Netherlands and Belgium.(WU2024)
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Is the lyrical voice a chatbot confidently making statements based on an outdated dataset?
Maarten van der Graaff, who curated Garbage In, Garbage Out, asked these poets to listen carefully to chatbots skimming the Internet to answer our questions. What does the tone of chatbots forging all that information into sentences mean for poetry?
What is the role of the body in writing, reading and listening to poetry? Who or what do you actually hear when listening to a poem: an intimate voice, or a cacophony? Can the poem be a garbage collector?
Garbage In, Garbage Out is an event featuring both formerly published poetry as well as work newly written for the occasion by and with Ronelda Kamfer, Simone Atangana Bekono, Astrid Lampe, Dewi de Nijs Bik and (via a previously recorded video presentation) Zheng Xiaoqiong.