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.

National Poetry Day


Today the national Poetry Week starts with the National Poetry Day. Nyk de Vries, Poet of Fryslân, wrote the poem “Uncertain”.

Poet of Fryslân newspaper in a circulation of 77,000


With a circulation of 77,000 copies, Eeltsje Hettinga closes his duty as Poet of Fryslân ad and brings poetry home with a large selection of his Poet of Fryslân poems.