This week's Friday Verses are written by Erwin Mortier. We translated his poem 'Letter Twenty-Eight' from the volume 'Uit één vinger valt men niet' (De Bezige Bij, 2005).
In 2001 the Flemish writer Erwin Mortier had two books to his name – together hardly more than three hundred pages, but more than enough to warrant the assessment that Dutch literature has been enriched with a new sound. And what is so rema...
Mortier writes a refined, sensual Dutch unmarred by fashionable clichés. The world his books evoke is still conventional and Catholic to the core. Sleep of the Gods (2008) has the Great War as its theme: it deserves to be mentioned in the s...
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 Sometimes an old forgotten poem, but mostly fresh verses by a young or unpublished poet.
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