Ike Krijnen

Ike Krijnen


Ike Krijnen (1984) is a poet, performer, voice actor and, since 2018, lecturer spoken word. In 2015, he entered the world of spoken word. A nomination for a Van Dale Spoken Award followed in that same year. Since then, Ike has performed in theatres, at events and festivals across The Netherlands, as well as writing and performing on commission. As one of the earliest members of storytelling agency Spoken Agency, he has managed to turn spoken word into a fulltime job.
Ike studied poetry and graduated from the Amsterdam School of Creative Writing (Schrijversvakschool) in 2018. His thesis was well received by the reviewers, poets K. Michel, Runa Svetlikova and Erik Jan Harmens. He has had poems published in literary magazines like De Gids, Deus Ex Machina, De Optimist and DW B. He writes estranging, disruptive and visually strong works in which the absurdity of (human) existence often plays a part.


photo: Colin Hill Imagery

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