Lies Van Gasse

Lies Van Gasse made her debut in 2008 with the collection Hetzelfde gedicht steeds weer (The Same Poem Over and Over Again), which immediately captured the attention of readers and critics. Trained as an artist, Lies often collaborates on art and poetry projects. She also creates her own combinations of text and image, in what she calls “graphic poems”. With Annemarie Estor, Lies developed a project based on the story of Kaspar Hauser, which has since been collected in The Book of Hauser. As part of their collaborative procedure, each week Estor and Van Gasse wrote an illustrated postcard to each other on which they wrote a new stanza. Van Gasse’s most recent poetry collection is Wenteling (Revolution), the main subject of which is struggle and the forms it takes on.


Breakfast at the Poetry Café: Borderlines »

With Miriam Gamble, Julie Johnstone, Iggy McGovern and Lies Van Gasse

Fri 9 March | 10:00 - 11:10 | £4.75/£3.75 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Meet the Artist: Lies Van Gasse »

Learn more about Lies Van Gasse’s “graphic poetry”

Thu 8 March | 13:30 - 14:15 | FREE | Public Library, Church Square, Meeting Room

Graphic poetry »

Word and image are intertwined in these unusual artworks by Lies Van Gaase

Thu 8 March - Sat 10 March | 10:00 - 17:00 | FREE | Public Library, Church Square, Meeting Room

Festival Launch Extravaganza »

A sneak peek at some of the highlights of StAnza 2018

Wed 7 March | 18:30 - 20:45 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Auditorium




Lies Van Gasse

Original published in Flemish in Zand op een zeebed (Wereldbibliotheek, 2015)