SmallStations - Werner Lambersy

Werner Lambersy was born in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1941. He has lived and worked in Paris since 1980. He is a former director of the Wallonia-Brussels Cultural Centre in the French capital. His numerous works are varied in form and tone – from a finite conciseness and simplicity to more voluminous works with a slow rhythm, similar to deep breathing, but in all his works there is a constant reflection on self-identification through love and writing. Behind the seemingly virile and bon vivant tone of his poems often hides a subtle sensuality and an anxious humanism. Famous far beyond Belgium, with over forty poetry collections, he ranks among the most prominent representatives of contemporary French-language poetry. Translated into over twenty languages with individual author editions, he is the winner of multiple awards.