Arjen Duinker 




Zintuigen en verlangens [Ik vraag me af] голландский

Переводы: de en

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Sailor’s Home 8 голландский

Переводы: de es

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Arjen Duinker 

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* 31.12.1956, Delft, Нидерланды
Место жительства: Delft, Нидерланды

Arjen Duinker was born in Delft in 1956, studied psychology and philosophy, and continues to live and work in Delft. He has published a novel, Het Moeras (The Morass, 1992), and eleven volumes of poetry in The Netherlands.

Duinker made his debut as a poet in 1988 with the volume Rode oever (Red Shore). In 2001 he received the Jan Campert Prize for his volume De geschiedenis van een opsomming (The History of an Enumeration; 2000). His collection De Zon en de Wereld (The Sun and the World) won the 2005 VSB Poetry Prize, and has been published in English translation in Australia.

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Duinkers work has been translated into several languages and book-length collections have also appeared in France, Portugal, Italy, Iran, Russia and the UK, the latter from Arc Publications. Further volumes are in preparation in China, Finland, Croatia and Mexico. One of his poems was translated into 220 different languages for a project entitled 'World Poem'.

He works, together with glassblower Bernard Heesen, on the many parts of the encyclopaedic dictionary “The World of the Glassblower”.

Together with the French poet Karine Martel he has written And that ? Infinite (En dat ? Oneindig/ Et cela ? L'infini), which was published in Dutch in Amsterdam in 2006 - publications of this book in French and English will follow.

In 2007 Arjen Duinker published Quartet for two voices: Starfish, Zeester, Etoile de mer, Estrella de mar (four different poems in four different languages).

  • Rode oever

    Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Meulenhoff, 1988

  • Losse gedichten

    Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Meulenhoff, 1990

  • Het moeras


    Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Meulenhoff, 1992

  • De gevelreiniger en anderen

    Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Meulenhoff, 1994

  • Het uur van de droom

    Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Meulenhoff, 1996

  • Zaap zaap kwaririp

    (with graphic designer Désirée Achterkamp)

    Rotterdam: Seaport Terminals, 1997

  • Ook al is het niet zo

    Amsterdam: Meulenhoff, 1998

  • De wereld van de glasblazer I

    encyclopaedic dictionary

    (with glassblower Bernard Heesen and graphic designer Désirée Achterkamp)

    Acquoy: De Oude Horn, 1999

  • De geschiedenis van een opsomming

    (Jan Campert Prize 2001)

    Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Meulenhoff, 2000

  • Misschien vier vergelijkingen

    Amsterdam : J.M. Meulenhoff, 2002

  • La pietra fiorisce

    Faenza (Italy) : Mobydick, 2002

  • The Sublime Song of a Maybe

    Todmorden (United Kingdom): Arc Publications, 2002

  • De wereld van de glasblazer II

    encyclopaedic dictionary

    (with glassblower Bernard Heesen and graphic designer Désirée Achterkamp)

    Acquoy: De Oude Horn, 2003

  • De zon

    Middelburg: St. Kunstuitleen Zeeland, 2003

  • L’histoire d’une énumération

    Paris (France): Editions Caractères, 2003

  • A canção sublime de um talvez

    Lisbon (Portugal): Editorial Teorema, 2003

  • De zon en de wereld

    (VSB Poetry Prize 2005)

    Amsterdam : Uitgeverij Meulenhoff, 2004

  • Sailor’s Home

    (with W.N. Herbert, Uwe Kolbe, Peter Laugesen, Karine Martel en Yang Lian)

    Exeter (United Kingdom): Shearsman Books, 2005

  • No cais da poesía

    (with A.L. Amaral, Fernando Pinto do Amaral, Jacques Darras, Jaime Siles en V. Graça Moura)

    Lisbon (Portugal): Editorial Teorema, 2005

  • The Sun and The World

    Melbourne (Australia): Collective Effort Press, 2005

  • En dat? Oneindig

    (with Karine Martel)

    Amsterdam: Em. Querido’s Uitgeverij, 2006

  • The Sublime Song of a Maybe (Persian)

    Tehran (Iran): Parang, 2006

  • История перечислений (The History of an Enumeration)

    St. Petersburg (Russia): ОАО Издательство журнала "Нева" (Publishing House of Magazine ‘Neva’), 2006

  • Kwartet voor twee stemmen: Starfish, Zeester, Etoile de mer, Estrella de mar

    Delft: Uitgeverij PK, 2007

  • Buurtkinderen


    Amsterdam: Querido, 2009