Leo Vroman

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Leo Vroman (born April 10, 1915) is a Dutch-American hematologist, a prolific poet mainly in Dutch and an illustrator. Vroman was born in Gouda and he studied biology in Utrecht. When the Nazis occupied the Netherlands on May 10, 1940, he fled to London. From there he traveled to the Dutch East Indies. He finished his studies in Batavia. After the Japanese occupied Indonesia he was interned and ... more »

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  • ''I'd rather be homesick than home.''
    Leo Vroman (b. 1915), Dutch American biologist. "Indian Summer," 262 Poems (1974), trans. by the author.
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