Leo Vroman

Leo Vroman

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Leo Vroman (born April 10, 1915) is a Dutch-American hematologist and a prolific poet mainly in Dutch. Vroman was born in Gouda and he studied biology in Utrecht. When the Nazis occupied the Netherlands on May 10, 1940, he fled to London. From there he traveled to the Dutch East Indies. He finished his studies in Batavia. After the Japanese occupied Indonesia he was interned and stayed in several prisoner-of-war camps. In the camp Tjimahi he befriended famous author Tjalie Robinson and Rob Nieuwenhuys. After the war, Vroman went to New York where he worked as a hematology researcher. He has been an American citizen since 1951. In 1946, he published in his first poems in Holland. He has since won almost every Dutch poetry prize possible. In 2003, his former school, "de Goudse ScholenGemeenschap" (GSG), changed its name into "de Goudse ScholenGemeenschap Leo Vroman" (GSG Leo Vroman), to honour their famous student. Vroman now lives in Fort Worth, Texas in the United States of America.show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • Ject Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136751054
  • 9786136751054