Rudy Kousbroek: Gifts

Every day of the 2020 Poetry Week we present a Dutch children's poem in English translation. Today: Gifts by Rudy Kousbroek.


Rudy Kousbroek and the Art of Memory

Kousbroek is the author of an oeuvre of mesmerising richness and diversity, ranging from poetry and language, photography, the archaeology of motorcars, travel, literature, children, cats and other animals, through memory, emotions and the ...


Poetry Week 2020

The Poetry Week is the celebration of poetry in Flanders and the Netherlands, taking place from 30 January to 5 February, with hundreds of events across the Low Countries. In 2020, the theme is ‘The future is now’. Because we believe that c...


The Hague, a Divided City

The Dutch essayist Rudy Kousbroek once wrote of The Hague that some parts of the post-war city evoked images of half-eaten plates of food piled one on top of the other. Certainly, no other city in the Netherlands has undergone as much recon...


Double Dutch and Beyond

The United Kingdom and The Netherlands' shared history has a big and often funny impact on each other's language.

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