Poetry International has just published five of my poems, translated from Dutch by Willem Groenewegen.
You can read the poems and a biography on their website.
I’d like to give a shout-out to Willem Groenewegen, Mia You, Thomas Möhlmann, Lodewijk Verduin and Poetry International.
Here’s a few lines from the List of Civic Songs:
‘I am the parasite of a murky thing.
Brothers and sisters surround me
and I startle awake from a drunken sleep.
I sit on the night bus and see the moon
above the fields of Flakkee.
Agricultural sector, I worked in you
and now I am far away from your gruesome beauty,
which is accessible through workplace
romance on the night bus, but in no other way.’