Tom Van de Voorde 
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Ons dutch

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We always began it again dutch

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De vooravond van een verandering dutch

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Les barricades mystérieuses dutch

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Tom Van de Voorde 
Author

photo © Dirk Skiba
* 10.04.1974, Ghent, Belgium
lives in: Ghent, Belgium

Tom Van de Voorde is a writer, curator of interdisciplinary projects and translator of poetry into Dutch. In 2008, he published his first book of poetry, a collection of "contemporary landscape" pieces. The book was nominated for the C. Buddingh Prize for best poetry debut during the International Poetry Festival in Rotterdam, 2009. In 2013 he published his second collection of poems, isolating microscopic stills of political and economic issues. The collection was nominated for the Herman De Coninck prize for the best poetry collection, 2013 and awarded the tri-annual poetry prize of East Flanders. Selections of this collection have been translated into ten languages. In 2016, a full length book translation was published in Sweden by Ramus Forlag. In 2017 he published his third collection.

 photo © Dirk Skiba
Tom Van de Voorde has been invited to take part in international poetry festivals in Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Macedonia, Nicaragua, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands. Since 2013 he has been one of the poet laureates at the Versopolis project, a European platform for emerging poets supported by the creative industry program of the European Union.
As a translator of poetry into Dutch he worked on American poets such as Wallace Stevens, Michael Palmer and Ariana Reines. Together with his partner Staša Pavlović he translated the poetry of the Slovenian poets Katja Perat and Tomaž Šalamun.

From 2005 to 2010, Tom Van de Voorde was the Belgian editor of the international poetry websites Lyrikline.org and Poetry International Web.
In 2010, he was appointed curator for literature programs at the Centre of Fine Arts BOZAR in Brussels, where he has developed an interdisciplinary series wherein writers dialogue with music and fine arts.

Publications
  • Vliesgevels filter

    Gent: poëziecentrum, 2008

  • Liefde en aarde

    Gent: poëziecentrum, 2013

  • Zwembad de verbeelding

    Gent: poëziecentrum, 2017

  • Jouw zwaartekracht mijn veer

    Amsterdam: Querido, 2020

Awards
  • 2017 Poesiepreis von Ostflandern

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