Andy Fierens is a poet, radiohost at Radio Centraal
in Antwerp and artistic project co-ordinator of Antwerp
Book Capital 2004 (ABC 2004). He was born to the world
in the maternity hospital of Mortsel in approximately
1976, just a stone's throw from his present abode Hove,
some 63 years after the young Paul
van Ostaijen lived in this village close to Antwerp.
At the age of seventeen he made his debut with the volume
Affectueuze Affectiviteiten (Affected Affectivities)
in the Edith series of the former Contact J vzw (now npo
All Art Is Quite Useless). During the years 1994-1996
he formed the duo 'Mery per Sempre' with guitarist Steven
Willemsen. Fierens performed at, amongst others, the literary
Wintertuin in 1999 (solo) and in 2000 (together with
double bass player Nicolas
Rombouts, with whom he performs under the name of
'Andy Fierens & Het Behang' (& The Wallpaper).
His poems have been translated into Icelandic. In September
2001 he organised the first Flemish Poetry Slam in Antwerp.
There is a long poem of his included in
the anthology Vanuit
de Lucht (Out of the Air; Passage, 2001).
Andy Fierens and Nicolas Rombouts performed at the South
African literary festival Woordfees,
in March 2002, in Stellenbosch. In 2003 he went on a month-long
poetry and music tour of South Africa with Francois
le Roux (musician) and Grethe
Andy Fierens in South Africa. © Francois
le Roux, 2003
Please browse www.google.com
for more information about Andy.
A quote from the papers:
Andy Fierens has an unmistakable sense of humour.
(Menno Schenke, Algemeen