Emma Crebolder

Emma Crebolder is from Limburg in the Netherlands. She studied German at the University of Utrecht and her master’s study at the University of Cologne explored the transition from oral to written literature with focus on one of the novels by the Tanzanian author Aniceti Kitereza. She taught Swahili for several years. Her collection of poems Zerftaal (1995) is the product of the time in South Africa during the 1994 elections that she could experience thanks to the Dutch Fund for Literature. Her poetry works include the polyptych Vergeten (2010), Vallen (2012), Verzoenen (2014) and Opsnuiven (2018). In 1993 she became the first poet laureate of a city, Venlo, in the Netherlands.

Nieuws van Zuid 2022: Hoe is’t met?

The inimitable 80 year-old Dutch poet Emma Crebolder writes of her time in Jakes Gerwel Foundation/PEN writers’ residency at Paulet House in Somerset East.

Navorsing door residenten juni 2022

Als je je schoeisel kinderen van de springbok noemt. Je leren tas nageslacht van de slang is en het dier in de mens is en de mens in het dier. […]

Van boombos naar bosberg en bosbok

Vanaf mijn boombos kan ik over continenten naar de bosberg reiken. Daar in het voetspoor van gazellen en de civitkat onderdoor oude  Khoisan bomen zal de drenkplek zijn. Zoals mij […]