30 December 2017. A fine review by Dieuwertje Mertens of verdere bijzonderheden (2017) appeared today in Parool: Choose your freedom – and do it now.

Mertens says, among other things, about Hirs and the new poetry collection: “She gives the reader a lot of autonomy, within the structures she has created” and “What makes her poetry surprising and good are the contradictions: in a directive manner, she names freedoms, despite the fleeting tone, and has an eye for detail. She combines formal language with intimate matters.”

Read the full article at The Parool online.

Starts: 2017-12-30
Location: Parool newspaper, DPG Media, Amsterdam