Poet of Fryslân poem ‘Anne and Arie’ in video compilation UNESCO International Mother Language Day


Sunday February 21st is UNESCO International Mother Language Day. The NPLD (Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity) is making a multilingual video compilation of spoken cultural expressions in small languages. The Poet of Fryslân has also been asked to contribute. The Poet of Fryslân makes a contribution in the form of the Fryslân fan Boppen video of the poem ‘Anne en Arie‘.

The video compilation can be viewed online on Sunday February 21st via the NPLD and the Facebook page of Dichter van Fryslân.

Arjan Hut new Poet of Fryslân: ‘Less WiFi, more poetry!’


Arjan Hut (Drachten, 1976) was officially appointed as the new Poet of Fryslân by deputy Eke Folkerts today at the Explore the North festival in Leeuwarden. The appointment is for two years. Arjan Hut is the fourth Poet Fan of Fryslân and the successor to Sigrid Kingma.

Last poem Sigrid Kingma as Poet of Fryslân


‘Once more’ is the last poem by Sigrid Kingma as Poet of Fryslân. Can also be read today in the Friesch Dagblad, the Leeuwarder Courant and on the Omrop Fryslân website.