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Arie Boomsma

Arie Boomsma - foto Roland J. Reinders
Arie Boomsma - foto Roland J. Reinders

(Marken, 1974) is a tv host, a model and a writer. Recently he published Waarom ben je niet bij mij (Why are you not with me), an anthology of love poems: from classics like Kloos, Slauerhoff and Bloem, to younger poets such as Van Heemstra, Mohlmann and Deckwitz. In his youth Boomsma roamed the Netherlands as the son of a minister in the church and studied psychology and communication in the US. He made his debut on tv with Veronica and transferred to EO after having published a book on religious questions with his father and brother. One of the most striking tv programmes he made was 40 dagen zonder seks (Forty days without sex). The relationship with EO flagged when Boomsma, scantily dressed, had himself photographed for L'Homo, a one-off edition of LINDA. Somewhat later he joined KRO where he has presented several programmes on homosexuality. In 2011 he published his debut novel Relishow, about a popular evangelist who propagates the love of Jesus first and foremost in a physical sense. In January 2014 his Troost (Comfort) appears, an essay for the CPNB Month of the spiritual book.


Archive available for: Arie Boomsma

  • Winternachten 2014 – FRIDAY NIGHT UNLIMITED

    Talking to the anthologist: Arie Boomsma

    Join the table of host Francis Broekhuijsen. He welcomes Arie Boomsma, editor of beautoful poetry anthologies. We listen to his favouriee music, and talk to him.  Don't forget to have your books of poetry signed. In Dutch.

  • Winternachten 2014 – FRIDAY NIGHT UNLIMITED

    The Text of my Life: Arie Boomsma

    Which texts from world literature has Dutch poetry anthologist and tv anchor Arie Boomsma cherished as long as he lives? This most beautiful or most inspiring text can be a poem, an excerpt from a novel or a song-text. He discusses the text with the audience. In Dutch.

  • Winternachten 2014 – FRIDAY NIGHT UNLIMITED

    Call me, call me!

    'Name me, name me, speak to me, o, name me by my deepest name. For those I love, I want to be called,' Neeltje Maria Min wrote some fifty years ago in one of her most famous poems. The deep longing for love and confirmation is translated tonight in music and poetry by the poets Arie Boomsma introduces to us: the onrushing young debutante Kira Wuck, nominated for the C. Buddingh' Prize, the much-praised Alfred Schaffer, living in South Africa, the Dutch Iraqi poet Rodaan Al Galidi, who is perpetually in love and the nominees for the VSB Poetry prize Miriam Van hee and Antoinde de Kom. Interspersed with a magnificent performance by rapper/poet Typhoon. 

    Programme in cooperation with Poetry International and CPNB