A poetry festival which celebrates experimental poetry and the contemporary and historic avant-garde and its artists.
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Confirmed artists and researchers 2015:
Jaan "Luulur" Malin (EE), a rawlings (CA-IS), Lucinda Sherlock (AU), Antoine Boute (BE), Frie J. Jacobs (BE), Stefan Wouters (BE), Anneke Baeten (AU), Glen Calleja (MT), Lisette Lombé (BE), Fork Burke (US-CH), Sven Staelens (BE), Sharon Mesmer (US), David Borchart (US), Kila van der Starre (NL), Peter Carlaftes (US), Kat Georges (US), Renaat Ramon (BE), Maartje Smits (NL), Fausto Grossi (IT), Tom NIsse (BE), Zeepblind (Arnoud Rigter, Ineke van Doorn, Harry van Doveren & Kine Brettschreider) (NL), Vincent Tholomé (BE), Constant (Michael Murtaugh, Anne Foret, Gijs De Heij, Antonio Roberts, An Mertens) (BE-UK-NL), Frank Keizer (NL), Dirk Elst (BE), Zenon Fajfer (PL), Katarzyna Bazarnik (PL), Laura Lopez Fernandez (NZ), Evy Van Eynde (BE), A.C. Hello (FR), Maja Jantar (BE), frank van ansem (NL), Danny Scholtze (NL), Daphne ter Wee (NL), Compagnie Dams (NL), Remko Leeuw (NL), Stijn Bles (NL), Evy Van Eynde (BE), Marie Thérèse Dorina De Clercq (BE)
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The Underground Poetry Fest is an experimental poetry festival celebrating different experimental forms of poetry like visual poetry, sound poetry and performance poetry. It highlights the international exchanges between (experimental) poets and academics working on the subject of the poetry avant-gardes and experimental poetry.
In 2014 the thematics of the festival and the academic seminar were the following:
(Belgian) Experimental Poetry (visual and sound poetry)
In 2015 the thematics of the festival and the academic seminar are the following:
•“The poem as book as art” (Liberatura and other book-art, literature as art book, the book as art, the poem as art as book…);
•150th anniversary of the birth of the founder of Zaum, Velimir Klebnikov;
•The End of Poetry on Paper? (flarf, post-literature poetry, online poetry, asemic writing, performance poetry....)