December 28th, 2004

beach bum

Huub van der Lubbe e.a. – Concordia versterkte gedichten (04-059)

Huub van der Lubbe e.a. – Concordia versterkte gedichten (04-059)

Number: 04-059
Title: Versterkte gedichten
Author: Huub van der Lubbe, Bart de Ruiter, Jan Robijns
Language: Dutch
Year: 2004
# Pages: 80 (11432)
Category: Poetry
ISBN: 90-388-0019-3

3 musicians meet every Tuesday evening in a pub in Amsterdam. Late, very late. At some point they decide to read poetry to each other. Some time later they are a last minute replacement for a colleague who has fallen ill. A show was born. Poetry and music, soon they started touring. With the tour came the book and a CD. A couple of weeks ago I saw their show and had a great evening. Their book had been sold out the evening before, so I had to make do with the CD. Luckily I had already bought the book before, so it was fun to read some of the poetry they did on stage.

I like their poetry. Simple, down to earth, describing everyday situations everyone recognizes. Yet on the other hand using language that make you feel you had written it yourself. A great accomplishment. A nice book as well.