latest update 26th February 2004 (click for Dutch version)
Simon Vinkenoog was born on that sunny 18th July 1928 in Amsterdam and has been publishing poetry, prose, essays and reviews for well over 50 years. In 1951 he was the editor of renowned anthology Atonaal (Atonal; The Hague: A.A.M. Stols), which launched the 'Fifties Movement' (Beweging van Vijftig).
His poetry has made it into scores of volumes, hundreds of anthologies and thousands of magazines. Since 1998 he has had a new publisher for his poetry, Passage in Groningen. It launched Vreugdevuur (Bonfire; poems and drawings) in 1998 and on 10th September 2000 De ware Adam, gedichten rond de eeuwwisseling (The True Adam, poems on the eve of a new century), edited by Coen de Jonge. In January 2004 Vinkenoog published Goede raad is vuur ( Burning with good advice ), in which he communicates his passion for poetry.
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