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Title: Stadsdichterschap in de zeventiende eeuw
Subtitle: Jan Vos (1610-1667) en Amsterdam
Author(s): GEERDINK, Nina
Journal: Spiegel der Letteren
Volume: 53 Issue: 4 Date: 2011
In seventeenth-century Amsterdam, poets showed their commitment to their city by praising it, its council and its politics in poems and tableaux vivants. Supported by rich and powerful city regents who acted as patrons, some poets achieved the unofficial status of 'poet laureate' of Amsterdam. One of them was Jan Vos (1610-1667). As this article shows, Vos maintained and cemented this status in his poetry, promoting himself as a city poet and underlining that he expected something in return from the regents.