Jan Baeke is a poet, digital poet, translator, editor and curator. In 1997 his first collection of poetry, entitled Nooit zonder de paarden (Never without the horses), was published. His fourth collection Groter dan de feiten (Larger than the facts), published in 2007, was nominated for the VSB Poetry Prize, the most prestigious poetry prize in the Netherlands. His latest collection, Seizoensroddel (Seasonal Gossip), was awarded the Jan Campert Prize 2017 for best poetry collection. A selection of poems from his first two collections appeared in an English translation, under the title Exercise against Time. He has translated poets including Liz Lochhead and Derek Walcott into Dutch. Jan is currently the curator and programmer for the Poetry International Foundation.
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