‘lieve lente lacht’, selected from Rozalie Hirs’ poetry book gestamelde werken. Amsterdam: Querido, 2012) is included in the new anthology Waarom ben je niet bij mij (English: Why aren’t you with me; Amsterdam: Prometheus, 2013), collected by Arie Boomsma.

This ironic love poem about seduction and one-night-stands was previously forged into an online persona by Cox & Grusenmeyer: the blogging fashionista Nicky Geneva with a fetish for latex bodysuits, to be visited on her virtual online blog. Look here for more information on all virtual personae by Cox & Grusenmeyer, based on Rozalie Hirs’ poetry.