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Hans Faverey (1933-90) was born in Paramaribo, Surinam, and moved as a child to Amsterdam, where he lived until his death. He was a clinical psychologist, and played the harpsichord, an instrument for which he also composed. Faverey received many literary awards, including the Amsterdam Poetry Prize, the Jan Campert Prize, and the prestigious Constantijn Huygens Prize for his work as a whole. In February 2004, New Directions will publish his selected poems, Against the Forgetting, translated by Francis R. Jones and with a preface by Eliot Weinberger.