in a nutshell
Poet, anthology editor and animal protectionist Henk van Zuiden
was born on Sunday 7th January 1951 in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands.
As the seventh son he brought up the rear of a family that also
counted five daughters among its ranks. His mother was a hard-working,
kindly and righteous housewife, his father ran a small but renowned
granito and terrazzo ware company.
At the age of twenty-five, Henk van Zuiden went to live in The
Hague, where he still resides in the suburb of Loosduinen, together
with his partner and dog, Dalai.
He worked for part-time for Proefdiervrij
(an organisation against the use of lab animals like BUAV). Now he starts with a new concept in 2013: Poems at funaral services.
In 1981 the first anthology of prose and poetry edited by him appeared,
entitled: Message For The Happy Rambler (Bericht voor de kalme wandelaar).
To be followed two years later by his debut as a poet: Monument
For Mother (Monument
voor moeder). Formely publisher '521'
has published his poetry anthologies of the Dutch
cities of Utrecht, Groningen and The Hague.
Together with visual artists such as Rob
de Graaf, Ellen
van Toor and Ilja
Walraven he regularly produces poetry cards, books, silk screen
prints and other projects.