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Annemarie Estor

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Annemarie Estor (b. 1973) is a Flemish-Dutch poet. She studied arts and sciences at Maastricht University and obtained her doctorate at Leiden University with a thesis on Jeanette Winterson. Estor works as an editor and text revisor at the sociocultural review Streven, and has been a board member of PEN Flanders since 2014. Her work is published by Wereldbibliotheek.

Estor debuted in 2010 with the poetry collection Vuurdoorn me, a sensual volume about self-loss and disorder, for which she received the Herman de Coninckprijs for best debut in 2011. Her second collection, De oksels van de bok, appeared a year later and was rewarded with the Herman de Coninckprijs for best poetry collection (2013). Estor's poetry has been described as melodious, intuitive and anti-intellectualistic, containing many references to non-Western mythology.

Besides poetry collections, Annemarie Estor has published, among others, the picture story Hauser (2013), a collaboration with writer and visual artist Lies Van Gasse. Her latest work is Aan de andere oever van het verlangen: Arabische schrijvers verleiden Vlaamse schrijvers (2016). Compiled by Annemarie Estor and Joke van Leeuwen, the book brings together seven pairs of Flemish and Arab poets.

In February 2017 Annemarie Estor will reside in Het Lijsternest for two weeks.

Press reviews:
- ‘Estor writes mythical, apocalyptic poetry' - De Groene Amsterdammer
- ‘Unsettling poetry that fascinates because of its stunningly sensual power' - De Standaard
- ‘Dit is geen theater meer is a pressing collection that bears witness to a committed sense of humanity and to a great talent' - Poëziekrant

 

 

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