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Riposte to Death. Esther Jansma's Poetry
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Riposte to Death. Esther Jansma's Poetry

(Koen Vergeer) The Low Countries - 2001, № 9, pp. 257-262

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Mourning. Cherishing the dead. Examining, delaying, outwitting, toying with, and renaming death, in order to finally let go of it again. This is the essence of Esther Jansma's work. She is a past master in bringing home to the reader the convergence of death and life, of holding on and letting go, of having and not understanding, and this is what makes her one of the most important poets of our time. (with five poems in translation)

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