(1973) lives and works in Amsterdam. He was cofounder of the literary punkrockmagazine Zeroxat and editor of and writer for the cultural magazine for young people Simpel. A large number of his poems appeared in Passionate, De Tweede Ronde, De Brakke Hond, Nymph, De Academische Boekengids, Krakatau and The Polranny Times. In 2006 his debut Toendra (Tundra) appeared, which was awarded the C. Buddingh' prize.
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'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.