Gert Vlok Nel
(Calvinia, Zuid-Afrika, 1963) is one of the most talented poet and performer in South Africa. In Om te lewe is onnatuurlijk. Eenvoudige spoorwegstories (To live is unnatural. Simple Railway Stories, 1993) he describes his youth in the countryside in Karoo and Beaufort-Wes.
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Gerrit Komrij and Robert Dorsman each composed an anthology of Afrikaans poetry. Translator Robert Dorsman worked closely together with the Dutch writer Adriaan van Dis. They published 'O wye en droewe land', with a hundred-and-one poems. Gerrit Komrij took it further. By the time of the festival he worked on an anthology in a thousand-and-some poems. Moderator Michaël Zeeman linked the two anthologists. They read their favourite poems, and each of them introduced a poet of their choice in the festival. Komrij invited Gert Vlok Nel, Dorsman chose for Loit Sôls.