Pernath, Hughes C.

POET (BELGIUM)
BORN 15 Aug 1931, Antwerpen: Borgerhout - DIED 4 Jun 1975, Antwerpen: Borgerhout
BIRTH NAME Wouters, Hugo
CAUSE OF DEATH brain hemorrhage and heartinfarct
GRAVE LOCATION Antwerpen: Schoonselhof, Sint-Bernardsesteenweg, Hoboken (perk R, rij 04, graf 29 (erekerkhof))

Hughes Pernath was an editor of the avant-garde literary magazine "Gard Sivik" ("Civil Guard") , that he founded with Paul Snoek (1933-1981), and also of "Het Cahier". Later he worked for the "Nieuw Vlaams Tijdschrift". In 1960 he published "De adem ik". In 1973 he became a member of the Antwerp based Pink Poets.

His early work was pessimistic and modern mannerist. Later his work became more structured and accessible. He received several awards and the Hugues C. Pernath Prize was named after him.

Images

The grave of Hughes C. Pernath at the Schoonselhof, Antwerp.
Picture by Androom (03 Oct 2015)

 

The grave of Hughes C. Pernath at the Schoonselhof, Antwerp.
Picture by Androom (03 Oct 2015)

 

Sources
Hugues C. Pernath - Wikipedia


Perrin, Michael

Published: 29 Jan 2022
Last update: 19 Apr 2022