Philip Meersman

Frédéric Mohrfeldstreet 65
Jette 1090
Phone: 
+32476576287

Author's Bio

Words are weapons & images of a(n un) certain meaning. I like to deconstruct language into its basic components. The wor(l)d thus created could have been painted on a canvas, constructed into an installation piece or made into a successful sitcom. Poetry not only exists as written letters on the pages, but also as iconographic images in the mind of the beholder, as sounds that populate the universe and as a performance equaling fireworks. It is like sex. One doesn’t need an extended manual to enjoy it. Poetry is a complete sensual experience that leaves you with an addiction.

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
This Is Belgian Chocolate: Manifestations of Poetry
(Three Rooms Press, 2014)
Prizes Won: 
2006: Nominated for the Prix d’Europe at the 10th Curtea Poetry Nights, Curtea d’Arges, Romania 2007: Awarded the “Prix de Lien” at the Teranova Festival 2007, Metz, France 2011: Awarded prize of the Jury & Audience award at Dicht Slam Rap Boxtel 2011, Boxtel, The Netherlands (qualifying round for Dutch Championship Poetry Slam) 2012: Laureat of the "D. Buliuk award for outstanding achievements in the field of avant-garde art and the avant-garde in research", International Akademia of Zaum, Russia 2013: Nominated for a “Farrago Zoo Award” in the category Best Performance by an International Poet in 2013, Farrago Poetry, London, UK

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Other
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Any, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Teachers, Teenagers
Fluent in: 
Dutch, English, French
Born in: 
Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Raised in: 
Sint-Niklaas, NONE, Belgium
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Last updated: Mar 01, 2015