Poetry. Translated from the Dutch by John Irons. Isn't everyone the 'refrain of other people's lives?' This collection has to do with the feeling that your own life is determined by other people. Arnold Jansen op de Haar moved from Arnhem to London in 2014. His emigration brought everything into focus. The poems of this collection combine to form a story. What makes somebody the person he is? What do you do when everyone has disappeared and you are the last one? Arnold Jansen op de Haar, shuttling between two countries, sets out in search of his history. 'I am the refrain of / other people's lives / I repeat a self-evident truth.'
Arnold Jansen op de Haar (Nijmegen, 1962) moved from Arnhem to London in 2014, where he works as an editor for Holland Park Press. His poems have appeared, among other places, in the periodicals De Gids, Het liegend konijn, Extaze, Maatstaf, Zoetermeer and Passionate, and have been included in a number of anthologies, including Komrij's Nederlandse Poëzie van de 19de en 20ste eeuw in 1000 en enige gedichten and in Vrede is eten met muziek. Arnold's debut novel, De koning van Tuzla, was published in 1999 by De Arbeiderspers, and his first poetry collection Soldatenlaarzen (Joegoslavisch requiem) was published in 2001 by JM Meulenhoff. All his novels, including Angel,and his poetry collections have been published in English and Dutch by Holland Park Press.Author City: Malmesbury UNK