First edition of book by Flemish expressionist poet Paul van Ostaijen


Poem by Paul van Ostaijen

This year, at Vantilt publishers, there will be the first separate edition of the poetry book De Feesten van Angst en Pijn (The Feasts of Fear and Pain).

It was written 1918-1921 by Flemish poet Paul van Ostaijen, a pioneer of expressionism and visual poetry.

Source: Dutch poetry blog De Contrabas.

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  3. The English Wikipedia article about him, with a graphic poem example, is at

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_van_Ostaijen

    Poetry International about him:

    http://www.poetryinternationalweb.net/pi/site/poet/item/6636/28/Paul-van-Ostaijen

    Unfortunately, the links there to poems don’t work anymore.

    It does mention English translations:

    Feasts of fear and agony (English), New Directions, New York, 1976

    The first book of Schmoll: selected poems 1920-1928 (English), Bridges Books, Amsterdam, 1982
    The first book of Schmoll: selected poems 1920-1928 (English). Los Angeles: Green Integer, in preparation

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