Eeltsje Hettinga

Poet of Fryslân 2017 - 2019

Eeltsje Hettinga (1955) is a writer, poet and journalist. He published five poetry bundles. His debut ‘Akten fan Winter’ (1998) was awarded the three-year Fedde Schurer Prize of the Province of Fryslân. For his poetry he got four times the Rely Jorritsma prize. His poetry bundle ‘Ikader’ was nominated for the Gysbert Japicx Prize 2013. Together with video artist Lotte Middendorp, Hettinga made the poetry project ‘It Font’ that was to be seen in the Museum Belvédère and the Frisian Museum in 2016.

In collaboration with visual artist Machteld van Buren, Hettinga made the poetry machine “Au Musee”, on display in Tresoar, the Frisian Historical and Literary Center in Leeuwarden.

Foto: Jacob van Essen