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Eva Gerlach

Eva Gerlach tijdens 'Heer Horror' in Theater aan het Spui/Filmhuis Den Haag op vrijdagavond 18 januari in Winternachten 2008.  - foto Serge Ligtenberg
Eva Gerlach tijdens 'Heer Horror' in Theater aan het Spui/Filmhuis Den Haag op vrijdagavond 18 januari in Winternachten 2008.  - foto Serge Ligtenberg

(1948) is a poet. In 1977 she published her first poems in Hollands Maandblad making her debut in 1979 with the collection Verder geen leed, followed by numerous other anthologies, among others Niets bestendiger (1998) and Daar ligt het (2003). She received various literary prizes, the most important one being the P.C.Hooft Prize (2000) for her entire poetical oeuvre, the Jan Campert Prize for the collection Wat zoekraakt (1995) and the Zilveren Griffel (Silver Pencil) for her children's poems Hee meneer Eland (1999). Originally her style was taut and ironical, but throught the years she began using freer verse, her themes remaining virtually unchanged, however: personal life. Gerlach translates poetry from English and Italian. From 1953 to 1966 she lived in Surinam with her parents, attending secondary school. Eva Gerlach is the pseudonym of Margaret Dijkstra.

(WIN2008)

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  • Winternachten 2008 – Winternachten vrijdagavond

    lord horror: international poetry reading

    'At night lord horror's going out,' Lucebert prescribed to our foreign guest poets. Toghether with Dutch poet and P.C. Hooft Prize winner Eva Gerlach, Ashur Etwebi (Libya) and Tan Lioe Ie (Indonesia) read their poetry, presenting their lord horror. Listen and shiver! After the reading poetry expert and 'reader between the lines' Yra van Dijk talks to the poets about poetry and fear. Friday night 10.35 - 11.50 pm, filmhuis 7. In English.