Tsead Bruinja: Burning House

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).


Tjitske Jansen: The Snow Queen

This week's Friday Verses are written by Tjitske Jansen. We translated her poem 'The Snow Queen' from her debut 'Het moest maar eens gaan sneeuwen' (Podium, 2003).


When Did New York Stop Speaking Dutch?

Despite the English conquest of the northeast coast of North America in 1664, the Dutch language continued to thrive in New York and northern New Jersey for generations, persisting into the twentieth century in certain areas.

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