Erik Lindner

Erik Lindner (b. 1968, The Hague) is the author of several collections of poetry, including his first book, Tramontane (1996), Tong en trede (Tongue and Step; 2000), and Tafel (Table; 2004).

The poetry of Erik Lindner

(G.A. van Oorschot, )

If there would seem to be any exterior influences in Erik Lindner’s work, these could best be described as ‘accidental passers-by’ - writers and philosophers who happened to cross the poet’s path. In Tramontane one such passer-by is Walter Benjamin, whose motto ‘Man’s gaze is his edge’, seems to offer a key to Lindner’s poetry.

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