Nachoem M Wijnberg



Six 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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