(The Netherlands, 1973)
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BiographyAnnemarie Estor is known for the sensuousness and sensory intensity of her texts and her cross-genre poetics. Critics have described her poetry as texts that "should be gobbled up and revelled in". They say she writes "language from which there is no escape", and uses "intoxicating metaphors, mesmerizing lyricism, and unique musicality".
In a multi-faceted language and typography Annemarie Estor depicts and critiques a dystopian world that is at the same time magical and exotic, but also terrifyingly recognizable.
Annemarie Estor, born in The Netherlands but living in Antwerp, is the author of four books of poetry in Dutch and the recipient of several literary prizes, among which the Herman de Coninck Prize and the Jan Campert Prize. Annemarie Estor studied Liberal Arts and Sciences at Maastricht University, where she discovered that Literature and Science is her primary field of interest, an interest she continues to research in her poetry today.She has been a fellow at the International School for Theory in the Humanities in Santiago de Compostela and holds a PhD in English Literature from Leiden University.Together with Lies Van Gasse she also published Het boek Hauser (The Book Hauser).
© Patrick PeetersBibliography
Vuurdoorn me (Firethorn Me), Wereldbibliotheek, Amsterdam, 2010
De oksels van de bok (The Armpits of the Beast), Wereldbibliotheek, Amsterdam, 2012
Dit is geen theater meer (This No Longer Is a Stage), Wereldbibliotheek, Amsterdam, 2015
Niemandslandnacht (No Man’s Land Night), Wereldbibliotheek, Amsterdam, 2018
Poet's Publishing House
LantarenVenster – Verhalenhuis Belvédère