Frank Starik is a poet and writer based in Amsterdam. He was the city’s poet laureate from 2010-2012. Starik originated the Lonely Funeral project in Amsterdam in 2002. He has published two anthologies about the project: De eenzame uitvaart (2005) and Een steek diep (2011). Selections from both books were published in Austria and the UK. He’s also written ten volumes of poetry, as well as some prose. He was once the singer in an unsuccessful band, Willem Kloos Groep, who played loud music to texts by dead poets.
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