The Bluebird

The Bluebird, written directly in English by Arjen Duinker, was first published in Poetry Review (Volume 95:4, Winter 2005/6 – London).

The Bluebird, read by Arjen Duinker and Kees ‘t Hart, was recorded (one take) by Freek Zonderland at DOK Delft (2008),

The recording can be found also on CD in the Australian literary magazine Going Down Swinging (GDS 28, 2009 – Melbourne).

Arjen Duinker
About Arjen Duinker
Arjen Duinker (Delft, 1956) has published one novel Het moeras (1992) and eleven volumes of poetry. In 2001 Duinker received the Jan Campert Prize for his volume De geschiedenis van een opsomming (2000). In 2005 De zon en de wereld (2004) won the VSB Poetry Prize and has been published in English translation in Australia. Further book-length collections have appeared in France, Portugal, Italy, Iran, Russia and the UK, and are in preparation in China, Finland, Croatia and Mexico. One of Duinker’s poems was translated into 220 different languages for a project called ‘World Poem’. His most recent collection is Buurtkinderen (2009).