This week's Friday Verses are written by Tsead Bruinja, the new Poet Laureate of the Netherlands. We translated his poem 'Burning House' from the volume 'De geboorte van het zwarte paard' (Cossee, 2008).
This week's Friday Verses are written by Ingmar Heytze. We translated his poem 'For the Beloved Stranger' from the volume 'Het ging over rozen' (Podium, 2002).
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 Sometimes an old forgotten poem, but mostly fresh verses by a young or unpublished poet.
Lovers of Frisian literature and translation gathered at University College London for an evening of Frisian culture around the great new bilingual anthology Swallows and Floating Horses.
London and the music industry dominate the Dutch cultural production in the United Kingdom. But it is well worth looking beyond the capital and discover new opportunities.