June 9th reading with VERSO/ mass: coda

Can’t wait to read with the VERSO / mass: coda community on 9 Juin.
Writing some new material right now.
See you there, Amsterdam folks.

Welcome to the finale of VERSO /’s 5th season “mass” on Sunday, June 9th, featuring works by poet E. Tracy Grinnell, poet and musician Malik Ameer Crumpler, writer Clementine E Burnley, and artist Kerri Rosenstein.

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


“These people had already seen what for everyone else is still unknown. I felt like I was recording the future.”

–Svetlana Alexievich translated from Russian by Keith Gessen

‘Coda’ brings our fifth season of VERSO / mass to an end. It is both a closure and another opening for that which the theme of mass has disrupted in us. It is a way to find balance and momentum for the next stage of exploration. But it is also a cathartic celebration of what we have built, what we have destroyed, what we have experienced individually and together.

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

Poetry by Malik Ameer Crumpler
Poetry by E. Tracy Grinnell
Story by Clementine E Burnley
Ritual by Versal
& more, watch this space

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

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


*60% of door proceeds are divided equally among the evening’s contributors. The remainder is used by Versal to produce VERSO / and its other projects. Versal is all-volunteer-run and entirely not-for-profit. We are grateful for your support.