Tsead Bruinja © Hilde Brandsma
Tsead Bruinja (b. 1974 in Rinsumageest, Netherlands) is a poet writing in Dutch and West Frisian and lives in Amsterdam. His debut collection in 2000 was De wizers yn it read, written in Frisian. His first volume of poems in Dutch, Dat het zo hoorde, was published in 2003. Bruinja edits anthologies, writes criticism and organises literary events such as the Dichters open air festival in de Prinsentuin (poets in the prince’s garden). He often collaborates with artists in other media, such as the musician Jaap van Keulen and the Flamenco dancer Tanja van Susteren. Bruinja also works as a lecturer for Poetry in the Creative Writing Programme of ArtEZ, Arnhem. His book Dat het zo hoorde (2003) was nominated for the Jo Peters Poëzieprijs; at the end of 2008 he was nominated as Poet of the Vaderland 2009–2013, a Dutch title inspired by that of Poet Laureate. Bruinja came second. In his current poem cycle Binnenwereld buitenwijk natuurlijke omstandigheden he addresses his son and raises questions about nature, the environment and the Anthropocene.
Gegrommel fan satyn (Gegrommel van satijn), Bornmeer 2003
Kutgedichten (with Daniël Dee), Passage 2004
De geboorte van het zwarte paard (Dutch and Frisian), Cossee 2008
Overwoekerd, Cossee 2010
Stofsûgersjongers / Stofzuigerzangers (with Femke IJlstra), Afûk 2013
Binnenwereld buitenwijk natuurlijke omstandigheden,Cossee 2015