Three Poems by Annie M.G. Schmidt

The Fairy-Tale Man I know a fairy-tale writer, a man who starts work each morning as soon as he can. From a quarter past six until two o’clock he’s writing tales about witches, hobgoblins and fairies. From a quarter past two till about six he writes about dashing princes, princesses and knights. Then he sleeps…

Joke van Leeuwen’s Light-Hearted Anarchy

For years now Joke van Leeuwen has occupied a special position in the Dutch cultural landscape. With such a versatile talent as hers this is hardly surprising. Central to all her work, whether in her early career in cabaret or her poetry readings today, her poetry for adults and for children, or more particularly her…