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Ingmar Heytze

Ingmar Heytze - Winternachten 2022 - fotograaf: Linelle Deunk
Ingmar Heytze - Winternachten 2022 - fotograaf: Linelle Deunk

(Netherlands, 1970) is a poet, performer and writer. He has written almost twenty volumes of poetry and his work can be found in public, specifically in the streets of Utrecht. Between 2009 and 2011 he served as poet laureate of Utrecht. He has always been closely associated with literary events and festivals in that city, including the Night of Poetry, and participates in a foundation that writes poems for the funerals of people who have no family. Heytze won the 2008 C.C.S. Crone Prize, the literary prize of the City of Utrecht, for his oeuvre, as well as the 2016 Maartenspenning cultural distinction award of the same city. He writes for various Dutch publications as a columnist and journalist.


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  • Winternachten 2022

    Wall to Wall

    With: Ingmar Heytze, Johan Borger

    Musical poet Ingmar Heytze and poetic musician Johan Borger found each other in the winter of 2010, on either side of a black Fender Stringmaster during a rehearsal in an ice-cold, deserted venue. Their shared love for lap-steel and vintage guitars, Americana, Gillian Welch and Robert M. Pirsig evolved into a friendship - a small universe of music, poetry and the quest for quality.

    Their new program "Wall to Wall," to be seen and heard on 17 June in the Nieuw Waldeck Library, is a catchy and continuous conversation between friends from different worlds. It's a road trip for the mind, an intimate show about conscious living and the quest for the meaning of the concept of "quality". Above all, it's a meeting of music and literature.