I am a writer from Utrecht, The Netherlands. In 2014 I spent 3 weeks on a writer’s residency in Virginia City, Nevada. I was there to finish a first draft my novel (which I totally did), but while there, something happened. The landscape and history of Virginia City intrigued me and I ended up writing 26 poems, which have been published in a chapbook, called Ghosts of Old Virginny.

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The view from my window on the first night… with some rain added especially for me

A writer’s room, a trip to the past

The wild horses of Nevada, which ended up in several poems

The first poem I wrote about Virginia City, based on the story of how it got its name


The 100 mile view, it doesn’t get more poetic than this

The Chollar Mine also inspired poetry

And this is the result!