Benjamin De Roover: syntax is older than civic architecture
This week's Friday Verses are written by Benjamin De Roover. We translated zinsbouw is ouder dan stedenbouw (syntax is older than civic architecture). This poem was first published in Dutch in Het Liegend Konijn, a magazine for contemporary Dutch-language poetry.
Benjamin De Roover (b. 1996) is a poet and an illegal translator. He is studying Language and Literature at the University of Ghent and belongs to Auw La, a student society for poetry. His work has appeared all over the place, offline and online. Among his artistic idols are JPEGMafia, Heriberto Yépez, MF DOOM, Contrapoints, Chris Kraus, Jazra Khaleed and his friends.
syntax is older than civic architecture
Benjamin De Roover