Maarten van der Graaff

Maarten van der Graaff (b. 1987) published Getawaycarpoems (2013) and Dead Work (2015) and was awarded the C. Buddingh’ Prize for best debut collection in 2014. He is co-founder and editor of the online literary journal Samplekanon, and an instructor in Creative Writing at the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem.

‘I want to talk to a fascist’

(Atlas Contact, )

Maarten van der Graaff’s debut collection Getawaycarpoems (2013) opens with the line ‘enormous enormous space’. In the 50 pages that follow, the poet fills this space by painting, sketching and blotting with an incessant flow of words.

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