Poem stains

Dear Charlotte, I found your poem on a collection of Dutch and Flemish poetry. It immediately left salt stains on my hands, as I tried to translate it. I’ll leave below my English version of your poem. I hope it hasn’t lost its original salt. Yours truly, J. “LAUNDROMAT DE NETEZON by Charlotte van den…

Charlotte Van den Broeck

Charlotte Van den Broeck (29/06/1991) is a Flemish poet, born in Turnhout. She studied Language and Literature at Ghent University, and  is currently taking a degree course in Arts of the Spoken Word and Theatre at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp. Charlotte is editor of the literary magazine DW B, and she also takes part…

Tessa Hadley

Tessa Jane Hadley (née Nichols; 28 February 1956) is a British writer. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Clare College, University of Cambridge. She earned Master of Arts in creative writing at the Bath Spa University College, and a PhD at the University of the West of England.  She…

The Year of the Star

Dear bookish friends, Would you fancy a readalong of Clarice Lispector’s Complete Short Stories in 2017? Last year, I reread Hour of The Star for a book club meeting, and since then I’ve been tempted to come back to her work. Her collection of stories could be a good starting point, don’t you think? The collection…