Jan Baeke

Jan Baeke (b.1956) published seven collections of poetry since 1997. He also translated a number of poets into Dutch, including Lavinia Greenlaw, Deryn Rees-Jones and Russell Edson. He works for the annual Poetry International Festival in Rotterdam.

The poetry of Jan Baeke

(De Bezige Bij, 2015)

In a note to his fourth collection, Groter dan de feiten (Larger than the Facts, 2007), he lists a number of people who inspired him during his writing process. This list shows that the work of international film makers such as Andrej Tarkovski, Federico Fellini, Michael Haneke and Luis Buñuel are as important to Baeke’s poetry as writings of poets like János Pilinszky, Wallace Stevens and Ann Carson.

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