Poetry

At night the world disappears

2016

Jaap Robben doesn’t write specifically for an age, but for everyone in particular. In his poetry, the boundary between children and adults is non-existent.

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If someone will ever find my bones

2012

Every year, a number of new words are added to the Dutch dictionary. But that also means some words have to make way, the so-called disappearing words.

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The Night Crickets

2007

The Night Crickets is a collection of poems plus the odd short story in which the world is constantly
described with a serious wink.

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Let’s start a Forest

2008

The poems in Zullen we een bos beginnen? (Shall we start a forest?) are about the magnification of
a grain of sand and the diminution of the whole world at the same time.

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Twee vliegen

Zijn eerste bundel Twee vliegen bracht Jaap uit in eigen beheer. Onder de naam Uitgeverij Steunzool.

 

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