Miek Zwamborn (1974) is a Dutch author, artist and ranger based on the Scottish Isle of Mull. Through installations, performances, books and photography, Zwamborn imbues her source material with a rigorous sense of subjective and the speculative. In this way, her work not only traces the lives of her subjects but her own experiences as a researcher and writer. Each work claims its own place within the story, becoming an indispensable branch of the greater rhizome.
Zwamborn has published the novels Oploper (2000) and Vallend Hout (2004), the poetry book Het krieken van sepia (2008), De duimsprong (2013) and seaweed anthology Wieren (2018). Her work has been translated into German and Swedish.
Miek Zwamborn & Michele Hutchison
Join Dutch poet and artist Miek Zwamborn and her translator Michele Hutchison for a conversation about The Seaweed Collector's Handbook, a beautifully illustrated little book that will open your eyes at the seaside. Miek and Michele will be in conversation with Rachel Andrews.
Julia Blackburn and Miek Zwamborn at Poetry in Aldeburgh
Julia Blackburn and Miek Zwamborn at Poetry in Aldeburgh.
The sea, the sea, the seaaaaaa: writing workshop
Miek Zwamborn and Hagar Peeters: The sea, the sea, the seaaaaaa: writing workshop at Poetry in Aldeburgh.