15th-century guild house of the tanners
©Stad Gent - Dienst Toerisme
Nowadays the building houses the Poëziecentrum, the place to come for knowledge and expertise about poetry in Flanders and the Netherlands. The focus is on Dutch-language poetry and poetry translated into Dutch, translations of Dutch poems and Afrikaans poetry. There is a documentation centre, poetry shop and publisher. The centre also produces a poetry magazine, the Poëziekrant, and offers literary programmes and educational packages.