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
Alongside his journalistic career Van Casteren is an
editor of De Poëziekrant
and published his poems, amongst others, in Maatstaf and
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.
Go to www.jorisvancasteren.nl
and please browse www.google.com
for more information about Joris van Casteren.
Grote atomen, Prometheus, Amsterdam, 2001
Redactie binnenland, Mets & Schilt, Amsterdam,
de schaduw van de Parnassus, gesprekken met vergeten
dichters, Prometheus, Amsterdam, 2002