Koos Breukel




– poetry collection


– poetry bundle

regen kosmos kamerplant


– nonfiction

Een verhaal met schubben

– blog

Notulen bij het omgetemde

– short stories



– articles


Anne Broeksma (Almelo, 1987) writes poetry, prose and newspaper articles. In 2014 she made her literary debut with the poetry collection regen kosmos kamerplant (Atlas Contact), for which she received the C.C.S. Crone Stipend. Vesper followed in 2021, and was nominated for the J.C. Bloem Poetry Prize and the Herman de Coninck Prize. The jury of the latter prize wrote: ‘These poems broaden your view and make you breathe deeper. It is a collection that you want to return to again and again.’ Anne wrote short stories for years as part of the Shortreads Collective and is coordinator of The Lonely Funeral (De Eenzame Uitvaart, an initiative that provides funeral ceremonies with a poem for people who pass away without relatives) and the Silent Poetry Lab in Utrecht, an open space where one can write poetry in silence. She also works as a freelance fundraiser for museums and nature organizations.

Her nonfiction debut Een verhaal met schubben (‘A scaly story’), a book about pangolins, will be published on World Pangolin Day, February 17th. The book is a literary search for the weirdest and most threatened mammal on earth. It is the result of six years of travelling and obsessively searching for pangolins, in libraries, history and in the wild. In the wake of her first travels Anne also started writing about nature conservation for newspapers and magazines. Her blog Notulen bij het ongetemde (‘Notes on the untamed’) reports on all matters untamed, such as her vegetable garden next to the river Vecht in Utrecht.