Anneke Brassinga

Anneke Brassinga (b. 1948) published essays, prose, eleven books of poems and numerous translations in to Dutch of a.o. Nabokov, Beckett and Plath. Her poetry was awarded the Herman Gorter Prize, the Paul Snoek Prize, the Ida Gerhardt Prize and the VSB Poetry Prize. She also won two major prizes for her complete works: the Constantijn Huygens Prize 2008 and the P.C. Hooft Award 2015.

As I do

(De Bezige Bij, 2016)

Anneke Brassinga is the language wizard of Dutch poetry. Perhaps the special feeling for language that she possesses has something to do with her work as a translator. Whatever the case, you are certain to find words and expressions in her work that you will encounter nowhere else.

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