Prior to his death Gerrit Komrij chose 'Alles blijft' as preferred poem for MatchBoox, and is now being honored posthumously. Dutch text with supporting illustrations by Louis Gauthier.
Author: Gerrit Jan Komrij (1944 – 2012 ) was a Dutch poet, novelist, translator, critic, polemic journalist and playwriter. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s writing poetry that sharply contrasted with the free-form poetry of his contemporaries. He acquired a reputation for his prose in the late 1970s, writing essays and columns often criticizing writers, television programs, and politicians. Komrij was awarded the highest literary awards including the P. C. Hooft Award (1993), and from 2000 to 2004 he was the Dutch Dichter des Vaderlands (Poet Laureate). Komrij died in 2012 at age 68.
Illustrator: Louis Gauthier (1981-2019) was a creative producer, composer and multimedia designer. Gauthier broke through in November 2009 with the album Dansen op Spijkers on a collaboration with writer and poet Gerrit Komrij. The album was published in the form of a CD-book. Totaal Loss with Jules Deelder became his successor. Previously he produced the CD Verder Kijken in collaboration with Spinvis and Ingmar Heytze. Gauthier completed his film and television studies at the Utrecht University with his Master's thesis Cobra and Camera, in which art is connected with experimental film.