The Poet of Fryslân opens OBE


On Friday, February 2nd, the Poet of Fryslân opened the Lân fan Taal-building OBE at the Oldehoofsterkerkhof in Leeuwarden.

The opening poem ‘Words’ Journey’ can also be read on this website in Frisian, Dutch and English. The Dutch translation was done by Elske Schotanus, the English translation was done by David Colmer.

Presentation poetry machine Poet of Fryslân


On Saturday, February 3rd, the start of the four poetry machines of the poets Grytsje Schaaf, Sytse Jansma, Elmar Kuiper and the Dichter fan Fryslân, Eeltsje Hettinga, took place in Tresoar. The poets worked together with the artists Kaneli and Smit, Machteld van Buren and Hans Wijnbergen. With the presentation of the poem ‘Au Musée’, […]

Poet of Fryslân on Explore the North


One day after the official appointment, Eeltsje Hettinga as first Poet of Fryslian performed at the Explore the North festival in Leeuwarden.