Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Paul Bogaert nominated for the VSB Poetry Prize

The collection de Slalom soft, by Paul Bogaert, has been nominated for the VSB Poetry Prize, the most important poetry award in the Dutch-speaking countries. The prize will be awarded on 26 January 2011 in Utrecht.

de Slalom soft is a modern tragedy, written in free verse. Paul Bogaert places the modern working man under an inconveniently sharp fluorescent lamp light. In lyrical and sober poems, he sketches the experience of a tropical swimming paradise and the longing for success, the desire for ecstasy and the inevitable disappointment of its visitor.

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