Hester Knibbe

Hester Knibbe (b. 1946) is the current poet laureate of the city of Rotterdam. She chaired the Dutch PEN between 2008 and 2010, and published fifteen books of poetry to date, earning her a number of prestigious Dutch prizes, among which the Herman Gorter Prize (2000), the A. Roland Holst Prize (2009) and the VSB Poetry Prize (2015).

De poëzie van Hester Knibbe

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Een dunne duurzaamheid (A Thin Permanence) is the title of one of Hester Knibbe’s collections. The title says much about her poetry: a poetry in which the attention for things perma­nent invariably combines with themes like vulnerability, fragility, transience.

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