Poems about backyards full of distant lives, passing landscapes and traveling to where you want to be. About Femme ter Haar Femme ter Haar (1996) grew up in Groningen and studied illustration at the Utrecht School of the Arts. Her graduation project ‘View’, an animated documentary about loneliness, was nominated for the HKU Award and the Utrecht municipal prize and was shown on 2doc, the documentary platform of the VPRO, among others. She recently won the Fiep Westendorp Stimulation Prize 2021. She will use this prestigious illustration prize worth 20,000 euros to create a graphic novel. In 1966, Neeltje Maria Min made a spectacular debut as a 22-year-old with the collection Voor wie ik liefheb wil ik heten (Name me after who I Love). At the time, poetry in the Netherlands was largely a man’s world – and most poets wrote in an experimental style. Min, however, wrote in an understated way, using rhyme, and her theme was family life – particularly its suffocating, claustrophobic aspects. Her work is translated in English, Spanish and Swedish. Ellen Deckwitz (1982) has been unstoppable since she made her entrance into literature: prize- winning collections have been published in recent years (including The Stone Fears Me, C. Buddingh Prize 2012), books about writing (the widely acclaimed Zo become je a great poet) and the bestseller Olives you should learn to read. In addition, she regularly presents poetry slams, has won countless herself, made it to the final of De smartste mens, travels the world to discover new poetry, makes theater and also writes weekly columns in both NRC Handelsblad and De Morgen. Maren Smith studies illustration at ArtEZ in Zwolle. She made these illustrations as a part of a Little Roaches schoolproject. Her colorfull, slightly alienating work really deserved to be published.


  • 16 pages
  • 12 x 17 centimeters
  • 4 colors
  • Paperback, with thicker paper for the cover, bound with binderstitch

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