Hester Knibbe (b. 1946) has published twelve books of poetry, including Archaïsch de dieren (‘Archaic the Animals’) which won the VSB Poetry Prize in 2015, and two collections of selected poems. Knibbe was awarded the Anna Blaman Prize (2001) and the Adriaan Roland Holst Prize (2009) for her poetry and served as Poet Laureate of Rotterdam between 2015 and 2017. Her work is widely published in magazines, anthologies and online, and has been translated into various languages.
Hungerpots, a selection of her work in the translation of Jacquelyn Pope, was published by Eyewear in 2015.
‘Yes’ was first published on Poetry International Web
The originals of ‘Yes’ and ‘Let us burn the old’ are in Archaïsch de dieren, De Arbeiderspers, Amsterdam, 2014;
The original of ‘Last Night’ is in Een hemd van vlees, de Prom, Baarn, 1994.