Han van der Vegt


Portrait of Han van der Vegt - Photographer Gert Jan Johannes


Han van der Vegt (1961) is a poet and a translator. In particular Van der Vegt writes long narrative poems. He translated seventeen-century pornographic novels into modern Dutch in the open hearted miss. 

He has published six poetry collections, the last of which is Navigation Systems, which includes a walkthrough for a fictional computer game and a Grail Quest by SUV. Van der Vegt has translated books by for instance Virginia Woolf, Seamus Heaney and Derek Walcott. At the moment, he is working on a science fiction novel about Julius Caesar.

Exorbitans, a science fiction poem, is probably his best known poem. It narrates the journeys of the spaceship of the same name, which meets a people with detachable souls, the superfluous creators of the universe and the human brain in its original habitat.

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