Michaël Vandebril

New Romantic Poet

Bio

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NL — Michaël Vandebril (1972) debuteerde in 2012 bij De Bezige Bij Antwerpen met de poëziebundel Het vertrek van Maeterlinck, goed voor meerdere drukken, de Herman de Coninck Debuutprijs en een nominatie voor de C. Buddingh’-prijs. In 2014 schreef hij een jaar lang achterafgedichten voor De Morgen. In 2016 verscheen zijn tweede bundel New Romantics bij uitgeverij Polis. Vandebril is een graag geziene gast op internationale poëziefestivals. Zijn gedichten werden ondertussen in acht talen vertaald.

ENG Michaël Vandebril (1972) is a Flemish poet who lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium. In 2012, his poetry debut Het vertrek van Maeterlinck, a collection which appeared immediately in the two most important national languages (Dutch and French) was published by the renowned publishing house De Bezige Bij. In some poems in this volume he collaborated with other poets including the French Jacques Roubaud and the Romanian Doina Ioanid. Vandebril asked a number of video artists (including Swoon) to make ‘video poems’ of his poems. Het vertrek van Maeterlinck was nominated for the C. Buddingh’ Prize for the best debut in Dutch poetry and was awarded the Herman de Coninck Debut Prize. In 2016 his second poetry book New Romantics was published. Vandebril performs his poems often and with pleasure. He appeared inter alia at Crossing Border (The Hague), Festival International de la Poésie (Trois-Rivières, Québec), Ars Poetica (Bratislava), The International Poetry Festival poezia e la bistrița (Bistrița, Romania) and Festival International de poésie (Namur). Michaël Vandebril is one of the poets of Versopolis, a European poetry platform that creates new opportunities for emerging European poets. His poems have been translated into French, Spanish, English, Serbian, Romanian, Swedish, Finnish and Turkish.

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