London Book Fair 2022 : Talk with Dutch poet Arnold Jansen op de Haar
We are delighted to bring you a little tast from the famous London Book Fair 2022. After 2 years pawing the ground in the hope that covide restrictions would come to an end. We had the priveldge of covering some of the many events.
I’m the Refrain of Other People’s Lives. Join Arnold Jansen op de Haar for an eclectic reading from his translated poems about his life and society. He will also take you on a tour of highlights in a thousand years of Dutch poetry based on poets featured in 100 Dutch-Language Poems – From the Medieval Period to the Present Day, winner of the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize. A whirlwind performance (1000 years in 30 Minutes) of Dutch poetry in translation.
"Arnold was born in 1962 in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
In 2021, his much anticipated, new novel Schurft will be published in Dutch.
His poetry collection, Het refrein van andermans leven, was published in Dutch in 2016, and the English translation in 2017.
Arnold’s poems have been widely published in literary magazines including De Gids, Het Liegend Konijn, Extaze , Maarstaf, Zoetermeer, Passionate and de Poëziekrant.
His poems have been featured in anthologies such as De 100 beste gedichten van 2002, published by De Arbeiderspers and edited by Gilles Dorleijn and in landmark Dutch anthology De Nederlandse poëzie van de 19de en 20ste eeuw in 1000 en enige gedichten, edited by Gerrit Komrij, published by Bert Bakker; and in 10 voor 10, Ten Extaze poets for the 2010s, 2019, Extaze
Martin Ros gave Jansen op de Haar his first break by publishing one of his poems in literary magazine Maatstaf.
His debut novel De koning van Tuzla, a fictional account of his experiences during the Bosnian conflict, was published in 1999 by De Arbeiderspers."
Holland Park Press.