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Florence Tonk

Florence Tonk - foto Serge Ligtenberg
Florence Tonk - foto Serge Ligtenberg

(Wageningen, 1970) is a poet, translator and freelance journalist. She did American studies in the Netherlands and the US. She translated American poetry of among others Joel Brouwer. In 2002 she translated Permanent War and Permanent Peace, a collection of essays by Gore Vidal. Her volume of poetry Anders komen de wolven (Or Else the Wolves Will Come) appeared in April 2006. Earlier her poetry appeared in Awater, Parmentier, Bunker Hill and Hollands Maandblad.

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  • Winternachten 2007 – WINTERNACHT 2

    Young poets - part 2

    'It is our explicit wish to remain anonymous', wrote poet Alfred Schaffer in his last anthology, Schuim (Foam). Nevertheless he and five other poets of the young generation read from their work. In this second part: the former Antwerp 'city poet' Ramsey Nasr, who debuted in 2000 with the collection 27 Poems & No Song. He read some poems from our-lady-zeppelin. WillemThies founded the literary punkrock magazine Zeroxat. Toendra (Tundra) is his first volume of poetry, published in 2006 and awarded with the C. Buddingh'-prijs. In the same year journalist, translator and poet Florence Tonk made her debut with the collection Anders komen de wolven (Otherwise the Wolves will Come). Poet Tsead Bruinja introduced them and talked with them.