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About Walter Palm


Walter Palm was born in 1951 in the Dutch Caribbean on the island of Curacao. Already as a student he made his debut as a poet.

He grew up in an artistic environment. His family is known in Curacao as the music family of the island. His grandfather was a distinguished and aristocratic composer who was befriended with the famous pianist Arthur Rubinstein. The grandfather of his grandfather was the founding father of the typical music from Curacao. Music of the Netherlands Antilles” (University Press of Mississippi) by Jan Brokken contains more information in English about the musical side of the family Palm.

He has published in English, Dutch and his native language Papiamentu.

In 1971 he made his debut with two English poems: “A long, long conversation” and “Little tin soldiers”.

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