This week's Friday Verses are written by International Booker Prize winner Marieke Lucas Rijneveld. Michele Hutchison translated his poem ‘Plukhoogte'.
Marieke Lucas Rijneveld is the youngest writer to win the International Booker Prize, which celebrates the finest fiction translated into English from around the world.
Every other Friday we treat you to beautiful verses by a poet from Flanders or the Netherlands. Sometimes an old forgotten poem, but mostly fresh verses by a young or unpublished poet.
Michele Hutchison has been awarded the prize for Stage Four, her English translation of Sander Kollaard’s Stadium IV.
Why not read a novel by a Dutch or Flemish author this spring? Take a look at our selection.
In his debut novel, Koen Caris exposes just how difficult it is to be left behind, especially in an oppressive, village setting.