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Frank Keizer (1987) is a poet and writer based in Brussels and Amsterdam. His most recent book Onder normale omstandigheden (Under Normal Circumstances) was published by Uitgeverij Polis in 2016 and received a nomination for the Poetry Debut Prize Aan Zee in 2017.

His writing has appeared in numerous Dutch and Flemish journals as well as in Germany (Babelsprech) and Brazil (Modo de Usar). His poems have been translated into English, French, German, Portuguese and Malayalam, a language spoken in Southern India. Over the years, he has participated in festivals and literature events all over the world, from London to Berlin and San Francisco to India. For translations into English and German, please see this profile page on the German literature website Lyrikline.

Together with Maarten van der Graaff, he founded the no budget, webbased magazine Samplekanon whose slogan reads ‘Magazines are societies’. He is an editor for nY and a regular contributor to cultural magazine RektoVerso. Currently, he is finishing his second book of poetry.