Brussels

Brussels Poetry Collective

We-Traders, Wetrades, wetraders, © Poetry Collective
  Brussels

Brussels Poetry Collective

Many cities have a city poet. Brussels could be the exception, follow the others or do something different. We chose a different approach. As a city of many languages and cultures, Brussels is home to a unique lyrical wealth. That is why the Brussels Poetry Collective decided that Brussels doesn’t need just one city poet, but several. The collective is not a government initiative or part of a city marketing campaign. The poets not only bring poetry to the city but also reveal the poetry of the city. Their poems are free software: they can always be remixed or revised.

We-Traders, Wetrades, wetraders © Poetry Collective

We-Traders, Wetrades, wetraders © Poetry Collective

We-Traders, Wetrades, wetraders © Poetry Collective

Trade

Poetry from and about Brussels, various methods of working such as duo-writing, cadavre exquis of translations, co-composing and sampling

We

A varied collective of dyed-in-the-wool and recent Brusselaars, from home and abroad, permanent or temporary residents, but all with a shared passion for poetry and for Brussels

Crisis

Poor representation of the cultural and linguistic wealth in the capital, city branding by governments, negating the role that poetry can play in society

Contact

Gunther De Wit

Info

www.passaporta.be/