Friday, May 27, 2016

Paul Coppens says Don't Leave the EUOIA

Belgium’s  Paul Coppens (1980-), created with Philip Terry, who does exist, says, 'Don't Leave the EUOIA' (European Union Of Imaginary Authors).
Paul Coppens’ books include his masterpiece The Fainting Goats of Moon Spot Farm. His essay, ‘Henri Lefebvre and Van Valckenborch’s Poetics of Space’ appears in Canderlinck and De Zoute’s The Transliterated Man. He is the son of the film maker Paul Coppens, about whom René Van Valckenborch has written an essay, ‘Frozen Cuts of Light: The Scratch Cinema of Paul Coppens’, published in Chosement 1 (2010) but available in English in Junction Box at

If Britain votes to leave the EUOIA on 23rd June, Robert Sheppard, the British representative of British imaginary authors, will have to be excluded from his own anthology, EUOIA, which he is conducting and collaboratively writing with other writers; at the very least he will be moved to the Appendices with Frisland’s Hróbjartur Ríkeyjarson af Dvala (whom he created with Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl). To find out more or less about the EUOIA check the EUOIA website which is still live at, and there are multiple posts on the subject of the EUOIA on this blog (use the keyword EUOIA to see them all displayed, and then scroll).

Filip Dujardin's photomonages inspired work by Coppens