As a poet, essayist and prose writer, Tonnus Oosterhoff is building a stunning oeuvre that continues to draw an increasing number of admirers. In the field of ‘poems in motion’, he is considered a pioneer, not only at home but around the world. Since his debut poetry collection, Boerentijger (‘Farm Tiger’, C. Buddingh’ prize 1990), his work has been awarded countless prizes in the Netherlands, with the current highlight being the P.C. Hooft-prize, which he received 2012 for his entire poetic oeuvre.
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