Lucebert

Lucebert

Lucebert (ps Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk, 1924-1994) is one of the most important reformers of Dutch poetry in the twentieth century. He was a key figure in the Fiftiers Movement, an experimental group of poets that changed the face of Dutch literature after World War II.

Poetry

Shortly after the war he began experimenting with abstract drawing and painting as well as with a new poetic mode. He maintained that his language and his country were ‘ripe for a mild repetition of the dadaistic and expressionistic experiment’ of the early twentieth-century avant-garde in Europe.

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