My mouth may sound Dutch most of the time, but my heart speaks in English. I enjoy playing around with fairy tales, folk tales and lyrics and like combining them with thoughts and feelings about madness, sex, motherhood and popular culture.
I’m chuffed to see my work published in anthologies, journals and magazines. Go check those out or simply read some of my poems here on my website. It’s truly exciting to see my work in print next to the poems and stories of other writers. In the meantime, I’m working on new poems and the manuscript of my first pamphlet/chapbook. More to come. Always more to come.
I’m part of the Groningen Poetry Stanza in Groningen (the only official Poetry Society Stanza in the Netherlands). During our open sessions (Google Meet for now…) we share poetry (drafts and finished work, our own and that of others) and discuss what’s good and what could make it even better. Sometimes the group’s big, sometimes it’s just three of us, but the ambience is always informal.