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.
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.
The Night Crickets is a collection of poems plus the odd short story in which the world is constantlydescribed with a serious wink.
The poems in Zullen we een bos beginnen? (Shall we start a forest?) are about the magnification ofa grain of sand and the diminution of the whole world at the same time.
Zijn eerste bundel Twee vliegen bracht Jaap uit in eigen beheer. Onder de naam Uitgeverij Steunzool.