Jan Baeke at Stanza Poetry Festival
Join us at the Border Crossings reading with Jan Baeke and Hanan Issa. Hear from two poets whose writing explores and tests the rules of living with a perceived identity.
At the Stanza Poetry Festival in Edinburgh Join us in this Border Crossings reading to hear from two poets whose writing explores and tests the rules of living with a perceived identity. Jan Baeke, a poet, translator, editor and curator who has been publishing poetry regularly since his debut in 1997. His latest collection, Seizoensroddel (Seasonal Gossip), was awarded the 2017 Jan Campert Prize for best poetry collection. His poems push against the limits of human perception, and question what is truly possible outwith these limits. Bigger than the Facts, his first collection to be translated into English, appears with Arc in February 2020, translated by Antoinette Fawcett.
Jan Baeke will be reading alongside Hanan Issa. This poet crosses artistic mediums, working in collaboration with radio, film, theatre and museums as well as in poetry. Her work covers narratives of history and the ways in which we connect - best demonstrated in her debut pamphlet, My Body Can House Two Hearts.
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Jan Baeke (b. 1956) is a Dutch poet, translator, editor and curator, with nine poetry copllections to his name. His latest collection, Seizoensroddel (Seasonal Gossip), was awarded the Jan Campert Prize 2017 for best poetry collection. Translations of his work have appeared in various magazines and anthologies. Jan has translated...
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