Simone Atangana Bekono
Simone Atangana Bekono (1991) is a poet and graduated from Creative Writing Artez with her first poetry collected titled How the First Sparks Became Visible in 2016. She won the Poëziedebuutprijs Aan Zee for this collection in 2018. She participated in the 2016 Slow Writing Lab, the talent development programme of the Dutch Foundation for Literature in collaboration with dutch writing schools. Her poetry constantly alternates between combativeness and tenderness, showing how the personal can be simultaneously poetic and political. Besides poetry, Atangana Bekono also writes prose. Her debut novel Confrontaties will appear in September 2020.
Double up on Dutch Poetry
Two prize-winning poets, Simone Atangana Bekono and Radna Fabias, exemplify the formal and linguistic diversity of contemporary Dutch poetry. Join us for this very special reading from their new books, translated by David Colmer.
Launch Clean Hands Pandemic Focus with Simone Atangana Bekono and David Colmer
Join the Modern Poetry in Translation editors on Thursday 22 April 2021 for the online launch of MPT ‘Clean Hands: Focus on the Pandemic in Europe’.
The Dutch Riveter
The Dutch Riveter launches with a literary cabaret of readings, discussion, live drawing and music in partnership with The British Library.
Book launch for ‘how the first sparks became visible’
This is the booklaunch for the Emma Press's newest poetry pamphlet: how the first sparks became visible by Simone Atangana Bekono, translated from Dutch by David Colmer. The event will be hosted by publisher Emma Wright, and it will feature a bilingual reading from Simone and David and a Q&A at the end