Academic Forum

Chiara Raucea (campusdichter 2015)

Op Nationale Gedichtendag, 29 januari 2015, werd de Italiaanse Chiara Raucea, promovendus Tilburg Law School, verkozen tot nieuwe Tilburg University Campusdichter. Zij neemt daarmee het stokje over van Bob Kapteijns, die in 2014 werd verkozen tot jongste campusdichter ooit. Bob Kapteijns nam dit jaar plaats in de jury, samen met Judith Schiks (Academic Forum), Jozien Wijkhuijs (Univers), Jeroen Mulder (voorzitter T.S.V. Plato), Arthur Kok (campusdichter 2013) en Mascha Heesakkers (voorzitter Studievereniging Animo). De jury werd dit jaar voorgezeten door Simone van Rees (Academic Forum). Deze juryleden vormden samen een afspiegeling van de campus.

Tijdens de Poetry Party streden 7 kandidaten, zowel Nederlandse als internationale studenten en medewerkers van Tilburg University, om de prestigieuze titel. De jury koos Chiara op basis van een goede, spontane performance, originele dicht-onderwerpen en de onverwachte wendingen in haar gedichten. Nog diezelfde avond mocht de kersverse campusdichter optreden tijdens een poëzie evenement van Beyond Borders in de Polygonale Loods.


"I was born almost 30 years ago in Sicily, in a small town on the coast, which is almost the most southern corner of Europe. In 2012, I shifted 2.448 km northward and I moved to Tilburg (NL).

When I was a child I loved telling lies! But that was not because of my bad intentions … What I loved about lies was the process of creating and telling stories! Even before learning how to read&write, I have always been looking for stories: they are the cheapest and the most powerful training to deal with the unexpected events in daily life. This form of stories-addiction turned me, firstly, into a hungry reader and, gradually, into a writer. Poetry became almost naturally my comfort zone: poetry allows me to play with words and images. By poetry I can create 'light' stories without the heavy 'narrative bones' which prose requires.

My plans for the future? Keep writing!"


Een overzicht van de gedichten die door Chiara zijn voorgedragen als campusdichter 2015.

Nationale gedichtendag, 29 januari 2015

Why do you write? >>
This is a poem about cooking fish (and melting with you) >>
Pray for rain >>

Heropening Zwijsengebouw - 20 februari 2015

Psalm 00 >>
An unusual jursery rhyme >>

UNIVERS - gepubliceerd op 26 februari 2015

Mis(sing communication >>

Pre-Symposium van de VeerStichting ‘Unlimited Identity’ - 25 maart 2015

Origami >>
This is a confidential report on a citizen above suspicion >>
Chronicle of an identical migration >>

Voordracht Cobbenhagen Center ‘Passing Liberty on to the next generation’ - 5 mei 2015

Our Spring >>

Change the Tune - 12 mei 2015

Pray for the rain >>

UNIVERS - gepubliceerd op 26 mei 2015

As Alice did >>

OPEN-MIC: optreden + workshop gedicht - 18 juni 2015

First experiment of collective writing at Tilburg University campus. With a performance by Poetry Circle 013.

Tilburg Research Magazine - gepubliceerd op 12 juli 2015

A poem of 137 words (more or less) about ordering >>

Tilburg University - gepubliceerd op de website op 16 juli 2015

Out of office >>

TOP-week - 24 augustus 2015

Optreden tijdens de introductieweek.

UNIVERS - gepubliceerd op 17 september 2015

Summertime MMXV >>

Pop-up silent poetry - voordracht gedichten @Tilburg University - 30 september 2015

A bad poem >>

Night University - 1 oktober 2015

Dante's Poetry Purgatory - a bad brain experiment (show)

Seven hundred years ago Dante published his "Purgatory"(1315) , that is the second part of Dante's Divine Comedy. The poem describes the in-between-journey of Dante, following the Hell and preceding the Heaven.

The purgatory is a considered a masterpiece of a poetic thought experiment: an allegorical climbing which exposes Dante to seven levels of suffering and spiritual growth. And this allegorical quest will be the inspiration of the performances and short workshops, which will quickly alternating in this program.

Participants will be exposed to several ‘sins of bad poetry’ and they will have to actively struggle for their ‘poetic’ growth.

Are you wondering what will make the Poetic Purgatory a ‘bad’ experiment? We can only anticipate that both the road to Hell and the road to Heaven are paved with good intentions to write bad poetry!

A poetic cover of a song from the 80's >>

UNIVERS - gepubliceerd op 1 oktober 2015

Oh My Lady (a poetic cover on Dante's Poem) >>

Poetry Café - workshops

13 oktober 2015, 27 oktober 2015, 17 november 2015, 1 december 2015.

UNIVERS - gepubliceerd op 3 december 2015

On this day long ago >>

Poetry for Freedom - workshop + gedicht - 9 december 2015

A poem not worth reading >>

UNIVERS - gepubliceerd op 28 januari 2016

In someone else's eyes - a self portrait >>

Poetry Party (Nationale Gedichtendag 2016): slotoptreden - 29 januari 2016

This is a letter to a familiar stranger >>