Sunday, May 7, 2017

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

JOHN BERRYMAN


You should always be trying to write a poem you are unable to write, a poem you lack the technique, the language, the courage to achieve. Otherwise you're merely imitating yourself, going nowhere, because that's always easiest.



Also see:
Dutch poetry in Indonesian language, translated by Siti Wahyuningsih and Albert Hagenaars

Critical reviews on modern Dutch poetry



www.alberthagenaars.nl

HANNIE ROUWELER


Poetry is an animal
that prowls around the house at night,
that doesn’t jump through hoops.




Also see:
Dutch poetry in Indonesian language, translated by Siti Wahyuningsih and Albert Hagenaars

Critical reviews on modern Dutch poetry



www.alberthagenaars.nl

Thursday, April 20, 2017

SANDI STROMBERG


When you’re writing a poem, if you really love the writing and the choice of language, you can spend two or three hours just on one word, until you find just the right word that says what you want to say.


Also see:
Dutch poetry in Indonesian language, translated by Siti Wahyuningsih and Albert Hagenaars

Critical reviews on modern Dutch poetry



www.alberthagenaars.nl

Saturday, April 15, 2017

PAUL SNOEK (2)


The poet doesn't speak with the word but the word speaks within the poet, who resides in the word.



The poet's word is the entire world. Not the tangible earth, not the fluid water, but the earth inside the earth and the water that makes the water fluid.



www.alberthagenaars.nl