Menno Wigman (b. 1966) is one of the most respected and popular poets of his generation, attracting a wide audience for his books and readings. A former poet laureate of Amsterdam, Wigman is also active as a musician (in the 1980s he was a drummer in various punk bands), an editor and a translator. He has published five full-length collections, and won a number of prestigious prizes. Window-Cleaner Sees Paintings, an English selection of his work, was published in 2016.
From Window-Cleaner Sees Paintings, Arc, Todmorden, 2016
The originals of ‘Misunderstanding’ and ‘In Conclusion’ are in De droefenis van copyrettes, Prometheus, Amsterdam, 2009.
The original of ‘Promesse de bonheur’ is in Mijn naam is Legioen, Prometheus, Amsterdam, 2012.