Charlotte Van den Broeck

Belgium


"I would never be able to say onstage or in a text that I am sad or happy. Well, maybe I could, but I wouldn’t consider it to be true. But with a poem, I would be able to say something that approaches it much more closely. Poetry is a stubborn round-about path of language."

Charlotte Van den Broeck

Charlotte Van den Broeck studied English and German and is taking a degree course in Arts of the Spoken Word and Theatre at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp. In 2015, she made her debut with the poetry collection Kameleon (Chameleon) at the Arbeiderspers. The collection was awarded the Herman de Coninck Debut prize. In January 2017, her second collection Nachtroer (name of a late night shop) will make its appearance. She has been published in various literary journals in the Netherlands and Flanders. Some of her poems have been translated into German, English and Arabic. Besides being a poet, she is also a performer and seeks the ability to pronounce and experience poetry onstage. She performed inter alia at the Night of Poetry, Saint Amour and together with Arnon Grunberg will attend to the opening of the Frankfurt Book Fair 2016.

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