Ingrid de Kok

INGRID DE KOK grew up in Stilfontein, a gold mining town in South Africa. In 1977 she emigrated to Ontario, Canada and returned to Cape Town in 1984. She has a MA from Queen's University. Her poetry books, Familiar GroundTransfer, and Terrestrial Things were published in South Africa and her work has been given much attention in Europe, the US, and Canada. It has been translated into Italian, Japanese, French, and Dutch. She co-edited Spring is Rebellious: Albie Sachs and Respondents on Cultural Freedom and, amongst many other projects, contributed to Negotiating the Past: The Making of Memory in South Africa, and It all begins: Poems from Postliberation South Africa. Her poems have appeared in West Coast Line and in Sulfur. In 1999, De Kok was awarded a Rockefeller Foundation Residency Fellowship in Bellagio, Italy and, in 2003, she spent further time in Italy on a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship. he has read poetry and taught workshops at various national and international events, such as the Djibouti Les Temps de Livres Festival in 1997 and Poetry International, Rotterdam Festival of South African Poets in 1998. She has read poetry at various universities, programmes and festivals in Italy, the United States and Canada, including Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, NYU, Fordham University, Columbia, Indiana University, SUNY (Buffalo), Brock, McGill, Queen's and Concordia Universities.

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