Poetics Plus Talk
Between Constrained Writing and Nomadic Poetry
Jan Baetens teaches at Leuven University, Belgium. Some of his most recent works include Slam! Poèmes sur le basket-ball, Pour une poésie du Dimanche, Autres nuages : Poésie, and Le Problème du sud. Among his fifteen collections, his Cent fois sur le métier won the 2008 poetry of the “Federation Wallonie Bruxelles” triennial prize. Inspired by the poetics of constrained writings, he has published critical studies on comics, photonovels, and novelizations, and his work has appeared in numerous journals such as Formules and Formes Poétiques Contemporaines. During his talk, he will also present from his new work in progress “Ce Monde”.