Tjitse Hofman 

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Tjitse Hofman, Poet of Epibreren, father of two, was himself born below a megalith typical to the region of Assen, shortly after the oil crisis on 14th April 1974. He grew up in the hamlet of Gasteren in Drenthe, also megalithic country, and embarked on a great adventure dodging more megaliths. to finally arrive in Groningen where he would unfinish his studies, but learn all the more in the university of life, working as a public gardener, night watchman, telephone helpdesk operative, medicine courier, pub landlord and barman. Currently, he works at a coffeeshop (the well-known Dutch variety) for two days a week. After publishing many volumes together with The Poets of Epibreren, he made his solo debut with the book TV 2000 (Passage, 1999). In the autumn of 2003 the follow-up appeared, entitled Roodvocht (Redjuice), also published with Passage.

With The Poets from Epibreren he was the proud recipient of the Johnny van Doorn prize for the Spoken Word 2003, which was awarded them in Arnhem on 23rd November 2003.

News just in, he would like to add he is a great fan of De Kift (also a Dutch poetry and music formation).

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