Monday, February 14, 2022

SEMINAR



I’m a great believer in poetry out of the classroom, in public places, on subways, trains, on cocktail napkins. I’d rather have my poems on the subway than around the seminar table at an MFA program.


Billy Collins




www.alberthagenaars.nl


Also see:
Dutch poetry in Indonesian language, translated by Siti Wahyuningsih and Albert Hagenaars

Critical reviews on modern Dutch poetry



Thursday, January 27, 2022

CRITIC (2)



You do not become a critic until it has been completely established to your own satisfaction that you cannot be a poet.


Théophile Gautier





Critical lice are like body lice, which desert corpses to seek the living.


Théophile Gautier





www.alberthagenaars.nl


Also see:
Dutch poetry in Indonesian language, translated by Siti Wahyuningsih and Albert Hagenaars

Critical reviews on modern Dutch poetry




Thursday, December 9, 2021

TENSION (2)



Daily reality (eventually extended to history’s) is at odds with linguistic reality. The tension between these two realities determines the ultimate tension of the poem.

Ad Zuiderent, from the preface of 'Vijftien gedichten' (Fifteen Poems) by Jacques Hamelink





Game and reality: I believe the tension between these two elements is required to write poetry. What one experiences, feels, should get another dimension than just autobiographical facts, should become that other reality. What would poetry otherwise be than indulging in navel-gazing?

Roger Nupie




www.alberthagenaars.nl


Also see:
Dutch poetry in Indonesian language, translated by Siti Wahyuningsih and Albert Hagenaars

Critical reviews on modern Dutch poetry





Sunday, October 31, 2021

RECOGNITION



Poetry doesn’t accept to be defined, it wants to be recognized. All of a sudden you are affected by something in a way that you know: this is poetry.


Cécile Coulon



www.alberthagenaars.nl


Also see:
Dutch poetry in Indonesian language, translated by Siti Wahyuningsih and Albert Hagenaars

Critical reviews on modern Dutch poetry