latest update 23rd February 2004
Simon Vinkenoog Second Dutch Poet Laureate
His term in office will last until 27th January 2005, when on the eve of National Poetry Day 2005, the third Poet Laureate will be announced for the regular term in office of 5 years, 2005-2010.
Simon Vinkenoog will be expected to provide poems for national occasions, such as disasters and celebrations. These poems will be premiered on Rottend Staal Online and then become available to the national presses. He is also expected to add at least one new word and one winged expression to the Dutch language.
Vinkenoog is planning to write a topical poem for Rottend
Staal Online on a monthly basis.
translation: Willem Groenewegen
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