Ruben van Gogh, aka Language Man (Man van Taal), is
a poet and general lover of all things artistic. He has
worked as a stand-up comedian and poetry critic for the
newspaper. He is co-editor of the anthology Het
Hogere Noorden (The Higher North; Passage,
1997) and editor of the anthology Sprong
naar de sterren (Jump for The Stars; Kwadraat,
1999), an update of the 1959 anthology De muze en het
heelal (The Muse and The Universe), edited
by Guus Sötemann. Yet Van Gogh (no relation of you
know who) does more than write poetry and edit anthologies:
on 4th September 2000 he published a volume of poetry
by French poet Jacques
Prévert in translation, entitled We hebben
elkaar lief (We Love One Another; Bert Bakker,
In 2001 Aan het eind van het begin (At The
End of The Beginning; Prometheus) appeared, the collected
reprint of his first two volumes.
In September 2002 his volume Zoekmachines (Browsers)
By the way, Ruben van Gogh was born on 22 February 1967
in Dokkum. He grew up in Zuidlaren and unfinished his
social geography course at the University of Groningen.
He moved to Utrecht early in 1999.
Together with Groningen author Ronald Ohlsen he presented
a literary and musical programme in the summer of 2000,
with which they were quite successful at the Noorderzon
festival in Groningen.
In 2002 Van Gogh he held a number of readings for the
Dutch community in Singapore.
In 2003 he was the only Dutch poet reading at the Taipei
International Poetry Festival in Taiwan and the Stockholm
Poesifestival in Sweden.
Please browse www.rubenvangogh.nl
for more information about Ruben Van Gogh.
Ruben van Gogh: firstname.lastname@example.org
1016 DS Amsterdam
1000 AA Amsterdam
Wondere Wereld, vanity pressr, Groningen, 1992
Het omgelegde Eelderdiep, gedichten, Triade [= Dirk
Dijkstra, Ruben van Gogh en Jos Tolboom], Passage, Groningen,
Man van Taal, Prometheus, Amsterdam, 1996
hemel in, de hemel uit, Prometheus, Amsterdam, 1999
het eind van het begin, Prometheus, Amsterdam, 2001
(reprint of De Man van Taal and De hemel in, de
Prometheus, Amsterdam, 2002
Prévert: We hebben elkaar lief (selection),
Uitgeverij Bert Bakker, Amsterdam, 2000
Hogere Noorden, , ed. by Bart
FM Droog, Ruben van Gogh and Karel
ten Haaf, Passage, Groningen, 1997
Sprong naar de sterren,
ed. by Ruben van Gogh, Kwadraat, Utrecht, 1999