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.
In Greek mythology, Lethe was a river that the souls of the dead drank from to forget all earthly memories. And so the word “Lethology” was given to the phenomenon of having a word stuck on the tip of your tongue. In this edition of VERSO / we retune our ears to hear differently, explore loss and linguistic memory, the generative space of misunderstanding, and the (in)capacity of language systems to represent a full spectrum of identities and ideas.
Editorial by Yun Ingrid Lee
Communis by Yun Ingrid Lee
Live-coding storytelling by Jonathan Reus
Performance by Platy Helminth
Performance* by Angelo Custodio
Poetry by Lucia Dove