Marc Kregting

Country: Netherlands
Language: Dutch
Year of birth: 1965

For Kregting, writing is a form of escape from pre-formed identities and unequivocal meanings. He experiments, for instance with personal pronouns: in recent collections Dood vogeltje (Dead little bird) and Zoem! (Buzz), the main character is respectively neuter (it) and indefinite (one). In his work, Kregting explores the institutions which determine the significance of social and private life. Escape, according to him, is only possible if one knows the terrain. For this reason he writes poetry as well as prose, essays and blogs, blurring the boundaries between these genres.

Read poems by Marc Kregting on Poetry International Web.

Mon 14 June, 20.00 hrs, small auditorium