jan van der hoeven

Jan van der Hoeven (Belgium, 1929) studied history at Ghent University. His first poetry book, Projektieschrijven, was published in 1957. He has since written a dozen more poetry books, articles on cultural history and cabaret and theatre plays. He has been awarded five literary prizes for poetry and participated in international exhibitions of concrete and visual poetry. He is best known and for his poésie pure. In the 1950s, he made his mark on the development of an autonomous experimental poetry in Flanders. He has also written three books of light verse: Welkom in Pest-Vlaanderen (1971), Wat doet er daar dij in de dunne (1989) and Grap-, Graf- en andere Geschriften (2006). He performed at the second Krikri Festival in 2003.

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