Nachoem M Wijnberg

Nachoem M Wijnberg has published fifteen collections of poetry and five novels. A selection of his earlier poetry, also translated by David Colmer, was published in 2013 under the title Advance Payment (Anvil Press Poetry, London). His novel The Jews will appear in English in the spring of 2016 (Punctum Books, transl. Vincent van Gerven Oei).

6 Poems from Nachoem Wijnberg’s Divan of Ghalib

Since being shortlisted for the Dutch prize for the best poetic debut of 1989, Nachoem M.Wijnberg has won a series of awards in both Belgium and the Netherlands, including the highly prestigious 2009 VSB Prize for the Netherlands’ best book of poetry.

Wijnberg is known for giving each of his poetry collections a distinct identity, both stylistically and in terms of content, and the poems reproduced here are drawn from his Divan of Ghalib, which was published in Dutch in 2009 and is due out in a complete English translation in May 2016 (White Pine Press, Buffalo).

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