Jan-Jaap Reinders (1972)
is a poet, theatre teacher and psychologist living in the Dutch university city of Groningen and working at the university since the year 2000. He was born in Rotterdam and started writing poetry at the age of 15. His repertoire of classical en modern poetry arised from his astonishment about people and reality. During many nights he wanders the country around the city writing his poetry and visiting small villages and hamlets along the way.

Before moving to Groningen he lived in the province of Friesland where he founded the poet society Nocturnus. In 1994 and 1995 he organized the Poetry Night Leeuwarden and in 1996 he temporary left The Netherlands to teach at the Dartington College of Arts, Devon, England. Jan-Jaap Reinders was awarded Best Reciter/Performer in 2004.


JanJaap Reinders Poems

Rain, Nor Dryness

Soaked to the bone
Not by sound raindrops
Not nearly being dry
Like dust during drought... more »

Our Neurotic Urge

In psychiatry, psychology
And psychopathology
And maybe neurology
But sure in our mythology... more »

Lose Your Weight

Drag your sorrow
Across the street
But not tomorrow
If heart and heat... more »

JanJaap Reinders Quotes

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