Lies Van Gasse

Lies Van Gasse made her debut in 2008 with the collection Hetzelfde gedicht steeds weer (The Same Poem Over and Over Again), which immediately captured the attention of readers and critics. Trained as an artist, Lies often collaborates on art and poetry projects. She also creates her own combinations of text and image, in what she calls “graphic poems”. With Annemarie Estor, Lies developed a project based on the story of Kaspar Hauser, which has since been collected in The Book of Hauser. As part of their collaborative procedure, each week Estor and Van Gasse wrote an illustrated postcard to each other on which they wrote a new stanza. Van Gasse’s most recent poetry collection is Wenteling (Revolution), the main subject of which is struggle and the forms it takes on.