Erik Spinoy

Country: Belgium
Language: Dutch
Year of birth: 1960

Erik Spinoy is a poet and professor of Dutch literature at the University of Liège, and one of the major representatives of postmodernism in Flemish poetry. For Spinoy, philosophy and literature are overlapping domains. His poetry is richly sonorous and full of ambiguity of meaning, but he never allows himself to be carried away, resorting to poetry and language only where thought ends – language for him is an instrument which enables us to try, against our better judgment, to unveil what cannot be unveiled. As a thinker he explores the boundaries of cognition; as a poet he wonders how poetry can be made to cross those boundaries.

Read poems by Erik Spinoy on Poetry International Web.

Wed 16 June, 20.00 hrs, main auditorium