(The Netherlands, 1992)
BiographyGershwin Bonevacia has been Amsterdam's official poet since March 2019. He likes to approach topics such as the city, education and the past with a playful philosophical approach, and is just as likely to interweave Harry Potter or Balenciaga into his poems.
In addition, he writes a monthly poem for Het Parool. His debut collection I Bought A Bicycle was published in 2017, a revised edition was published in 2019. His new poetry collection When I Was Little, I Wasn't Afraid will be published shortly by Das Mag.
© Michele Hutchison[Dutch schools closed on Monday 16th March 2020. Amsterdam city poet Gershwin Bonevacia's poem covered the entire front page of Het Parool newspaper the next day.]
Ik heb een fiets gekocht, Das Mag, 2019
Poems of Gershwin Bonevacia
LantarenVenster – Verhalenhuis Belvédère