Are you the new campus poet of 2022?

Do you have a talent for writing poetry? Do you have stacks of poems lying around somewhere that deserve a larger audience? Here’s your chance to provide the campus with your poetic commentary for a year. Apply now for the 2022 Campus Poet election!

The Tilburg University campus poet reflects on campus life, studying, science, current themes in society, emotions, and life in general. The campus poet thus makes culture on the campus concrete and visible.

What does the campus poet do?

The campus poet expresses him/herself through poems, solicited and unsolicited, on campus life, studying and science, and on current themes in society, emotions, and life. The poems are published several times a year in Univers and performed live during various Studium Generale events and major events such as Night University.

The campus poet also initiates and organizes activities in the field of poetry and the spoken word, in collaboration with Studium Generale and study association Extra Muros. In this way, the campus poet is committed to a lively climate of poetry on campus.

Join us!

Are you a student or employee of the University (including all of 2022) and want to participate? Here’s what you need to do:

  • Send in three poems, one of which has the theme “campus life,” to by January 13, 2022.
  • Your poems may be in Dutch or English.
  • When submitting, please include your name, age, degree program or position, ANR, and contact information.

National Poetry Day

On January 27, it is National Poetry Day. On that day, Studium Generale organizes an online Open Stage & Poetry Night where the new campus poet will also be elected. During this evening, the nominees read one or more of their submitted poems. After this, a professional jury will decide who the campus poet 2022 will be. Your performance on that evening will be heavily weighted.

If you win the election, you can start that same evening as the Tilburg University Poet Laureate 2022. For your poetic efforts during that year, you will receive a stipend of 500 euros.

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