At a meeting of the Amsterdam Literary Activities Foundation (SLAA) this wednesday Gershwin Bonevacia (25) got accounced as the successor of K. Schippers as Amsterdam’s city poet.
Adriaan Jaeggi, Robert Anker, Mustafa Stitou, F. Starik, Menno Wigman, Anna Enquist and K. Schippers preceded him as city poet. They were all writers with a good track record and publishing house!
Bonevacia had published himself only one bundle. He also prefer to recite on stage, at festivals, in cafés, etc. In his bundle “I bought a bicycle” (Ik heb een fiets gekocht) he writes about everyday life. About Kanye West, about Amsterdam, but also about Rotterdam.