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One of the most talented Dutch poets of his generation, Alfred Schaffer (b. 1973) debuted in 2000 with the collection His Rise in the Suburbs. His second book, Vagrants (2002) was nominated for the prestigious VSB prize. After that came No Hands Before Your Eyes (2004), Foam (2006) and Cage (2008).…
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The poetry of Alfred Schaffer
Unrest. Anxiety. Suspicion. Curiosity. This was the young Dutch poet Alfred Schaffer’s response to the question as to what motivated him as a poet. Schaffer is rightly regarded as one of the most interesting young poets in the Dutch-language region.
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