Joris Lenstra

Review Short: Marietta Elliot-Kleerkoper’s A Perfect Distortion

The poems in this collection are provided in the original Dutch with an English translation; two languages and cultures that are intertwined in the poet and in the poetry. The mirroring effect of the parallel texts moves the reader beyond English language egocentricity, providing a continual reminder that language is constructed and understood in a variety of ways.

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