VERSO / terra lingua: Incant

VERSO / terra lingua: Incant

Date: Sun 15.12 Time: 19:00 - 22:00

VERSO / –– Amsterdam’s live literary & arts magazine

Join us for VERSO / terra lingua: incant! Edited by Versal’s Anna Arov and featuring works by activist and poet Etaïnn Zwer, poet Jasper Albinus, and artist Annika Kappner.

We can’t wait to see you again. Read on for details.


If I speak for the dead, I must leave
this animal of my body,

I must write the same poem over and over,
for an empty page is the white flag of their surrender.

—Ilya Kaminsky from ‘Deaf Republic’

Language is the link between body and knowledge, between body and action, between body and being. Our body is the resonance chamber of incantation. The repletion of sound and breath is song, is chant, is spell with the power to conjure life and destroy.

The sixth season of VERSO / will magnify and dismantle “terra lingua”. Our December 15th show will be experimenting with speech acts and speech-making through incantation.

Editorial by Anna Arov
Communis by Annika Kappner
Poetry by Etaïnn Zwer
Poetry by Jasper Albinus
Art by Annika Kappner

VERSO /’s pop-up bookstore will be open 7-10pm, featuring a range of local authors’ books, second-hand treasures, and Versal’s own catalogue.

Entry*: €7 (cash and card accepted)
Doors open at 7pm, VERSO / starts at 7:30pm
Mezrab is wheelchair-accessible


VERSO / is Amsterdam’s live literary & arts magazine, brought to you by Versal. Every two months on the Mezrab stage, VERSO / presents local & visiting poets, writers, artists, filmmakers, researchers, and more around a central theme.

VERSO / is a platform for emerging artists and writers as well as seasoned practitioners, forming new spaces for the performance of literature and bringing otherwise static art to a live experience. It is a safe, open, and intimate environment for people to experiment with new work, perform for the first time, and create community with one another.

✨ VERSO/ season 6 is generously supported by the Nederlands Letterenfonds—enabling us to continue to grow and push the boundaries of art and literature.

Note: Unless otherwise stated, our program needs no reservation.