This is my new poetry book, Eilandjongens (Island boys), a small book filled with poems written in the last 3 years, with monoprint illustrations by myself and a foreword by artist Lara Verlinde. The book is written in Dutch. If you'd like to own a copy or do something with the poems, send an e-mail to email@example.com .
zaterdag 7 december 2013
"The older I have got, the more the songs have become three-dimensional. They're not words set to pretty tunes. You are being told something about people. Things that are wicked, naughty, true, funny. About what human beings do to each other, and it never changes. Folk music, says Carthy, "is not an archive. If you see it as that, it becomes like a butterfly in a glass case. Folk music has to live and breathe. I'm not interested in heritage – this stuff is alive, we must claim it, use it."
And that's what I am trying to do with my new book, Far-el-dy-well.
You can find the interview here.