Five poems by Luuk Gruwez

Fat People Fat people know everything about love, up to the remotest corners of their body, the catacombs of their own flesh. Their belly is the foreign country where they live, continuously yearning for the slimmest waists that make their mouths water like pastry. Nobody is more sincerely sad, so cheerfully mournful in those distant…

Miriam Van hee

Miriam Van hee (1952-) made her debut with the collection The Frugal Meal (Het karige maal, 1978). This title, with those of her subsequent collections, marked out the boundaries of her poetic world: Inner Rooms and other Poems (Binnenkamers en andere gedichten, 1980), Snowed In (Ingesneeuwd, 1984), Winterhard (1988) and Travelling Money (Reisgeld, 1992). Time…

Le tréport

wait, he says do not leave yet I never saw you with this harbour behind these gulls about your head so we stayed without reason on the beach the gulls searching a departed ship it is time which goes somewhere bearing our lives sensing it we offered brief resistance for it grew colder we sought…