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Ingrid Jonker Biography and Poems

Ingrid Jonker Biography and Poems. This is biographical information on Ingrid Jonker, one of the best poets of all time. This biography page also provides a link to poems written by Jonker, as well as, a video biography...if available.

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Ingrid Jonker (19 September 1933 – 19 July 1965) (OIS ), was a South African poet. Although she wrote in Afrikaans, her poems have been widely translated into other languages. Jonker has reached iconic status in South Africa and is often called the South African Sylvia Plath, owing to the intensity of her work and the tragic course of her turbulent life.

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