Menno Wigman

Menno Wigman

About Menno Wigman

Menno Wigman is a leading Dutch poet and a former poet laureate of Amsterdam. He has published four full-length collections, with a fifth imminent. He has also translated Baudelaire and Rilke into Dutch.

Three Poems by Menno Wigman

Photograph by Dolf Verlinden Menno Wigman combines an almost classical aesthetic with contemporary sensibilities and rock-and-roll subject matter. Dense, metrical poetry about sex and vandalism, death and suburban garden centres. An essentially colloquial vocabulary raised to a higher level by …

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