This week's Friday Verses are written by Charles Ducal. We translated his poem ‘After the Flood’.
Charles Ducal's poetry offers a constant questioning of the medium itself, an unrelenting criticism of the figure of the poet who feels he has ducked his responsibilities in what Brecht called a “Schlechte Zeit für Lyrik”. (With an antholog...
The debut of the Flemish poet Charles Ducal, ‘The Marriage' (Het huwelijk, 1987), created quite a stir in poetry-reading circles, first and foremost because of its themes and the way they were treated. The cohabitation of man and woman in m...
(Poems by Charles Ducal and Ida Gerhardt)
Every other Friday we treat you to beautiful verses by a poet from Flanders or the Netherlands. Sometimes an old forgotten poem, but mostly fresh verses by a young or unpublished poet.
After being hidden for six hundred years, the Royal Library of Belgium presents its unique collection of manuscripts from the Burgundian period.
Flemish and Dutch people have a totally different relationship with their language. Editor-in-chief Luc Devoldere explains why.