Showcasing performances by Dutch poets Dean Bowen (available on SoundCloud), Frank Keizer, Babs Gons, Lieke Marsman and Kira Wuck. With this selection, the Dutch Foundation of Literature hopes to give an adequate representation of the current poetic landscape in the Netherlands: confrontational, politically urgent, but no less tender and hopeful. 

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Asha Karami

Babs Gons

Frank Keizer

Kira Wuck

Lieke Marsman


The Dutch Foundation For Literature

The Dutch Foundation For Literature has the task of supporting writers and translators, and of promoting Dutch literature abroad. It invests in the quality and diversity of literature through grants for writers, translators, publishers and festivals, and contributes to the production and distribution of Dutch and Frisian literature at home and abroad. With the support of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, it aims to promote a thriving literary climate, embedded in literary history and attuned to the latest developments in the publishing industry.