Henk Rossouw

From Cape Town, South Africa, Henk Rossouw has recent poems in The Paris Review, The Massachusetts Review, and The Boston Review. The opening of his book-length poem Xamissa came out in The Common; another section is forthcoming in Blackbird. He completed his MFA at the University of Massachutts Amherst. About to finish his PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Houston, he serves as a poetry editor for Gulf Coast.


An Introduction to Henk Rossouw by Kristina Marie Darling

    Henk Rossouw’s Xamissa is unlike any other literary work I’ve encountered before. Moving gracefully between prose poems, lyric fragments, typography, and gorgeously rendered handwritten passages, Rossouw offers a text that is gratifying in its rich textures, its intricate layering, and its vibrant soundscapes. Beautifully fractured and purposefully elusive, […]