Tom Van de Voorde
Tom Van de Voorde
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BiographyTom Van de Voorde was born in Ghent, Belgium in 1974. He is a writer, curator of interdisciplinary projects and translator of American poetry into Dutch.
Tom Van de Voorde has been invited to take part in international poetry festivals in Slovakia, Slovenia, Germany, Macedonia, Croatia, Sweden, France, Canada (Quebec), Italy and The Netherlands. Since 2013 he has been one of the poet laureates at the Versopolis project, a European platform for emerging poets supported by the creative industry program of the European Union.
He has written numerous essays on art and literature, as well as a range of pieces on topics spanning from California, Arcadia, and eternal youth to enemies, Madonna, revolutionaries, folk music and American communists. In the past ten years he has been translating the poetry of acclaimed American poets as Wallace Stevens and Michael Palmer and he is now considered an expert on contemporary American poetry.
Until 2010, Tom was the Belgian editor of the international poetry websites Lyrikline.org and Poetry International Web.
In 2010, he was appointed curator for literature programs at the Centre of Fine Arts BOZAR in Brussels, where he directs literary events. These have included writers Jonathan Franzen, Richard Ford, Douglas Coupland, Ian McEwan, Ohran Pamuk, Salman Rushdie, among others. In BOZAR he has also developed an interdisciplinary series wherein writers dialogue with music and fine arts. He has curated literary projects on modern and contemporary artists such as Cy Twombly, Per Kirkeby, Giorgio Morandi, Theo Van Doesburg and Jeff Wall.
© Patrick PeetersBibliography
Vliesgevels filter (Curtain Walls Filter). Gent, Poëziecentrum, 2008.
Liefde en aarde (Love and Earth). Gent, Poëziecentrum, 2013.
• Macedonian, Selection of 20 poems. Struga, Skopje, 2015.
• Swedish, Kärlek och Jord Ramus Forlag, Malmö, 2016
Translations in magazines and anthologies:
Poem, in: Rio Grande Review, special issue on European poetry, Fall 2015
Eleven poems, in: Banipal. magazine of Modern Arab Literature, Vol. 57, Winter 2016
• French: Selection of poems, In Deshima, fall 2015
Selection of poems, In: Lichtungen, Summer 2015;
Selection of poems, In: Poetenladen, Summer 2015;
Selection of poems, In: Polderpoesie. Anthology of young Flemish and Dutch poetry, SIC literaturverlag, Aachen, 2016.
• Slovene : Selection of poems, In: Festival Catalogue Days of Poetry & Wine, Beletrina, Ljublijana, 2012
Selection of poems, in: Brutal Poetry Festival catalogue, 2013;
Selection of poems, In: Poezija, winter issue, Zagreb 2012
• Slovakian: Selection of poems, In: Ars Poetika, Festival catalogue, 2011
Poems of Tom Van de Voorde
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