BiographyBart Meuleman is a playwright, writes essays on subjects such as politics and pop music and, together with illustrator Paul Verrept, writes children’s book featuring his alter ego ‘Mister Retch’ (Meneertje Kokhals). Above all, though, Meuleman is a poet. His debut kleine criminaliteit (petty crimes, 1997) already hints at the menace and ambiguity pervading his second volume hulp (help, 2004). This second volume was nominated for the prestigious VSB poetry prize and awarded a Charlotte Köhler bursary.
His third poetry volume, omdat ik ziek werd (because I got ill) won the VSB Poetry Prize 2009 for young readers.
In 2009 Bart Meuleman published the essay book De donkere kant van de zon - Over popmuziek (The Dark side of the sun - on pop music).
© Maarten CrappéSelected Bibliography
kleine criminaliteit (petty crimes), amerika, Antwerp, 1997
hulp (help), Querido, Amsterdam, 2004
omdat ik ziek werd (because I got ill), Querido, Amsterdam, 2008
De donkere kant van de zon – Over popmuziek (The dark side of the sun – on pop music), Querido, Amsterdam, 2009
J.C. Bloem prize (2005, nomination)
VSB poetry prize (2004 and 2009, nomination)
Culture Prize of the University of Leuven (2008)
VSB Poetry Prize for young readers (2009)
The works of Bart Meuleman are published by Querido.
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