Menno van der Beek 

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Menno van der Beek (Rotterdam, 25th March 1967) is a poet and part-time computer programmer living in Rotterdam. In 1992 he issued, far too quickly, a volume of free verse on his own; since 1997 sonnets of his have appeared in magazines and electrical periodicals (Liter, Woordwerk, Zulma, Meander), which were subsequently bound together in 1999 as a book, entitled Vergezocht (Far-fetched) with Uitgeverij Boekencentrum in Zoetermeer. The structure of his sonnets is breaking up these days, but then one Jacques Perk is more than enough. Because anthologies appear to be the eventual saviour for every poet, he read somewhere, he is very happy to have made it into three: De beste gedichten van 1999 (The best poems of 1999; editor Jozef Deleu, De Arbeiderspers, 2000), Symbolen en Cymbalen (Symbols and Cymbals; Boekencentrum, 2000) en Hier lonkt een spiegel (Eyes on the mirror; Interim, 2001).

In 2002 he published the volume Waterdicht, gedichten (Watertight, poems) with publisher Mozaïek in Zoetermeer.

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Menno van der Beek

Uitgeverij Boekencentrum
Postbus 29
2700 AA Zoetermeer
tel: +31-(0)79-361.54.81

Dutch Literary Productions and Translations Foundation
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Singel 464
1017 AW  Amsterdam
The Netherlands
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