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Nyk de Vries (1971) was born in Friesland, a province in the northern part of the Netherlands. He is a writer and musician. Since 2000 he has written two novels and a collection of flash fiction, Motorman & 39 andere prozagedichten (Motorman & 39 other prose poems).
He regularly performs his prose poems, sometimes with music, and is known for the intensity of his delivery. In 2010 he is scheduled to appear at the renowned poetry festival Poetry International in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. All his work has been published in both Frisian and Dutch, and some of his texts have been translated into Spanish. He occasionally performs in Spain as part of the group Planeta Pato.
He is currently working on a new collection and an album entitled Ik dook in een baai (I Dived into a Bay), the CD version of his Motorman collection. Nyk de Vries lives and works in Amsterdam.