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Menno Wigman

Posted by Ben, 1st February 2018

We were greatly saddened to learn of the death of the Dutch poet Menno Wigman earlier today, 1 February 2018. In 2016 Arc was fortunate enough to publish a selection of his poems in David Colmer's translation, and in the original Dutch, entitled Window-cleaner Sees Paintings. Not only were we extremely proud of this book, but we were grateful that it provided us with the opportunity of getting to know this outstanding poet's work. Sadly, Menno Wigman's health prevented his coming to the UK to launch his book, so we never actually met him, but neverthless we consider it a great honour to have published his first full-length collection in English.