Geert Buelens

Belgium


Poetry bestows rhythm on thought, causes it to falter and to dance.

Geert Buelens

Geert Buelens (BE, 1971)  studied English and Dutch in Brussels and Antwerp, received his PhD in Dutch Literature in 2000 from Antwerp University and became full professor in Utrecht in 2005. He published three volume of poetry: 'Het is' [It is] (2002), awarded the Lucy C. & W. van der Hoogt Prize and shortlisted for the C. Buddingh' Prize; 'Verzeker U' (Be Insured] (2005), shortlisted for the H.C. Pernath Prize; and 'Thuis' [Home] (2014), shortlisted for the Herman de Coninck Prize. He has performed on international poetry festivals in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Berlin, Cambridge, Deventer and Groningen. He translated poetry of Walt Whitman and Peter Gizzi and published essays on Emily Dickinson, American LANGUAGE-poetry, Pierre Joris and the relationship between songwriting and modern poetry. His book on European First World War Poetry 'Europa Europa!' was published in German by Suhrkamp and will be published in English by Verso, Fall 2015. He lives in Utrecht.

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