Jan Baeke

Novib / PEN Awards for persecuted writers

december 2005 -

On 19 November, in a ceremony that was part of the Crossing Border Festival held in The Hague, the Tunisian journalist Sihem Bensedrine received one of the five Novib / PEN Awards.


Lyrics and politics, about Mahmoud Darwish

December 2004 -

The heavy price that must be paid for exile is evident in the poems written by Mahmoud Darwish, winner of the Prins Claus Prize 2004.


International poetry festival in Macedonia

September 2004 -

The 43rd edition of the Struga International poetry festival was held from 25 – 29 August. Thirty-five poets from twenty-seven countries assembled in Macedonia to present their work. Contrary to what the festival name suggests, none of the presentations took place in Struga.


Poet Pablo Neruda commemorated

June 2004 -

The one-hundredth birthday of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda will be commemorated this year. Dutch poet Jan Baeke views the strength of Neruda's poetry.

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