About his poetry:
“His poems are concepts of language, which refer to other realities, as a maze of levels on which reality plays out and reflects the world, especially time.” (Guy vanHoof)
“Poetry of an unusual musicality, supple, unruly and pregnant with secrets.” (Menno Wigman)
“Brocatus is the poet who writes with the brush, who chisels with words, who carefully observes the work of others and then redraws it.”
“The poems revolve around elements such as alienation, the search for communication, passion and passion. He writes strongly visually. His verses are often poly-interpretable.” (Bert Bevers)
Frans A. Brocatus:
Frans A. Brocatus (1957) published eight collections of poems, a collection of short stories and two novels. Ambilicious published “Found Objects”, stories (2020) and “The night is never finished”, novel (2022). His poems can be found in magazines, anthologies, calendars.
They have been awarded, among others, the Rinke Tolman Poetry Prize, Soest (NL) and the Antoon van Dyck Prize, Antwerp (B). His lines of poetry, cut from boulders, are part of the Poosplaatsen project.
Frans A. Brocatus
Illustrator / Photographer
Final editing: Inanna van den Berg
Cover: Probeeld - Design: Frans A. Brocatus ; Pages: Ambilicious Studio