1 June 2018. The cover design by MichaĆ«l Snitker for Hirs’ poetry collection further details (Amsterdam: Publisher Querido, 2017) playfully appears in today’s Volkskrant. In a short, colorful reflection by Erik van den Berg, on new and old book designs: Candy stck: sweet colors are upcoming in the bookshop. See below for the full text. Visit the Volkrant online for the related images.

“Intriguing is the red cloud on verdere bijzonderheden, the poetry collection, nominated for the 2018 Awater Poetry Prize, by composer and poet Rozalie Hirs. Is it cloudy blood, wasted ink or something else? Not unwelcome questions, for ambiguous poetry.”