October 11, 2005. “A poet can never be caught by her own pen.” writes Hagar Peeters. This witty line of verse sets the tone of this anthology of 200 poems featuring the female voice. Female poets are less often featured than their male colleagues at major literary events. Wrongly so, thinks Lut de Block, because the female poetry production of the last sixty years is impressive, both in terms of quantity and quality.

Lut de Block (1952) studied philosophy at the University of Ghent and has been an academic there since 2006. She made her debut in 1984 with the poetry collection Father, awarded the Yang Poetry Prize. It was followed in 1988 by Landziek (Poëziecentrum, Ghent). The collection Entre deux mers (De Arbeiderspers, Amsterdam, 1997) was awarded the Arthur Mergelynck Prize for poetry 2001 and the Provincial Prize for Literature of East Flanders 2001. In 2000, a selection of her poems appeared in French translation Ni gagnants, ni perdants (Maison de la Poésie, Nord/ Pas de Calais). Her latest collection Het onverborgene was published by the Arbeiderspers in 2006.

Included in the collection is the poem ‘Genesis’ by Rozalie Hirs, selected from her second poetry book Logos (Querido, 2002).

ISBN: 9789056550929
Binding style: Paperback
Language: Dutch
Composition: Lut de Block
Publisher: Poeziecentrum Vzw, Ghent, Belgium
Pages: 184