|GEDICHT 'ZELFPORTRET' / 'SELF PORTRAIT' IN THE EKPHRASTIC REVIEW|
Vincent van Gogh
Kijken tot waar het moeten ontstijgt
aan wat men meent te zien,
tot waar een wuivend graanveld
vlaagloos overgaat in het wezen
van de wind, het zaad in de zak
van de zaaier in kiemkracht
en het donkerend landschap
in een zelfportret,
op verblindend moment
als dat van u zelf herkend:
in bloedgeel en hoerengroen,
in graanrood en kraaienblauw,
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The Ekphrastic Review nam ook een biografisch profiel van beiden op:
Albert Hagenaars (1955, Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands) was initially active as a visual artist and gallery owner. Besides poems, novels and translations, he also writes critical reviews on literature and modern visual art for different newspapers and the National Library Service. Several of his books have been translated, into English, German, French, Indonesian and Romanian. Albert Hagenaars has travelled a lot, in, amongst others, the United States, Latin-America and the Far East. He spends his summers living and working in Java (Indonesia), the birth place of his wife. Therefore his most important themes are travel, intercultural relations and alienation. In 2007 he received the Sakko prize, an oeuvre award, which is provided by Tamoil Nederland BV yearly.
John Irons, born 1942, studied French, German and Dutch at Cambridge, where he wrote a Ph. D. thesis on poetic imagery. A professional translator for twenty years, his poetry translations have mainly been from Dutch and the Scandinavian languages. He lives in Odense, Denmark.
Lorette C. Luzajic is a writer and artist in Toronto, Canada. She studied journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto, but preferred creating and exhibiting mixed media art to the newsroom. Deeply passionate about art history and poetry, these have been ongoing areas of independent study for decades. Literature and text have also been primary themes of her collage paintings, and art and other human creativities has always been central to her writing. Lorette's poetry and prose have appeared in over 200 publications, and has been nominated for Best of the Net and twice for the Pushcart Prize. Her books include 'Truck, and other thoughts on art'; 'The Astronaut's Wife; Aspartame'; 'The Lords of George Street'; 'Kilodney Does Shakespeare'; 'Fascinating Writers'; 'Fascinating Artists, and more'.
Her most recent book is a collection of ekphrastic prose poems called 'Pretty Time Machine'. Her visual artwork is regularly shown in Toronto and nearby, and has also been exhibited in Mexico, Tunisia, Chicago, Los Angeles, Edinburgh, Ireland, Australia, and as a 20 ft. billboard in New Orleans.
Lorette C. Luzajic. Foto: Bryce Murdoch.