Modern Minstrels. City Poets in the Low Countries
(Philip Hoorne) The Low Countries - 2008, № 16, pp. 233-241
The number of city poets in the Netherlands and Flanders is steadily increasing. The present figure for the Netherlands is about thirty. In Flanders only five cities so far have named a city poet: Antwerp, Ghent, Ninove in East Flanders, Damme in West Flanders and Diest in Flemish Brabant, but this figure is sure to increase in the coming years. Why should a poet want to be a city poet? And is he more than a feel-good figure? (with three translated city poems by Tom Lanoye, Ronald Ohlsen and Jan Eijkelboom)
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