Joris van Casteren 

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Joris van Casteren (Rotterdam, 5th January 1976) is a poet and journalist living and working in Amsterdam. He studied at the Utrecht School for Journalism and later philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. At a young age he gained experience writing for regional newspapers such as Dagblad Flevoland and the Zwolse Courant, to then become editor at the weekly De Groene Amsterdammer at the age of 21, where he would stay till Sept. 2002. Here he got quite a reputation for his extensive articles. In 1999 he travelled to Nigeria, where he wrote four articles to be later bound together as Redactie binnenland (Inland editor; Mets & Schilt, 2001), a Groene series that was awarded the Dick Scherpenzeel prize 1999.

Alongside his journalistic career Van Casteren is an editor of De Poëziekrant and published his poems, amongst others, in Maatstaf and Passionate. He was anthologised in De 100 beste gedichten van 2001 (The Best Poems of 2001; De Arbeiderspers, 2002). In various places around the country he read his work or gave lectures on forgotten poets, his specialty subject. Currently, he is working on a new volume of poetry.

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Poetry volume
Grote atomen, Prometheus, Amsterdam, 2001

Redactie binnenland, Mets & Schilt, Amsterdam, 2001
In de schaduw van de Parnassus, gesprekken met vergeten dichters, Prometheus, Amsterdam, 2002


Joris van Casteren:

Prometheus/Bert Bakker
Herengracht 507
1017 BV  Amsterdam

telefoon: +31 (0)20-624.19.34
fax: +31 (0)20-622.54.61

Dutch Literary Productions and Translations Foundation
Mr Bas Pauw:
Singel 464
1017 AW  Amsterdam
The Netherlands
tel.: +31 (0)20.620.62.61
fax: +31 (0)20.620.71.79

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