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Marboei-poems at Obe.

From 14 December 2018 to 2 February 2019, Lân van Taal, in collaboration with cultural magazine ‘de Moanne’ and BWH designers, is organizing a Marboei exhibition in visitor center Obe.

A ‘marboei’ (literally: lake buoy) is an anchored buoy on the water where boats can moor freely. In total, thirteen poets from the Netherlands and Flanders wrote a poem on the Frisian water, linked to one of the Frisian Marboeis.

During this exhibition, all Marboei poems can be read and heard together in the visitor center Obe in Leeuwarden. The poems by Ellen Deckwitz, Eeltsje Hetinga, Arjan Hut, Maarten Inghels, Elske Kampen, Jaap Krol, Elmar Kuiper, Erik Lindner, Joost Oomen, Jacobus Smink, Saskia Stehouwer, Marjoleine de Vos and Syds Wiersma are exhibited in their original language and in an English translation.

The translations were made by David Colmer, David McKay, Michele Hutchison, Joel Thomas Katz, Robert Perry and Saskia Stehouwer. With thanks to Elske Schotanus, who translated the Frisian poems into Dutch.

In addition to the exhibition of the Marboei poems, the photographs that photographer Remco de Vries made of the Marboei project can also be seen in Obe’s exhibition space.

Poetic anchorages on the Frisian water
The Marboeis lie in special places in the Frisian water. A source of inspiration for poets. For example, poet Ellen Deckwitz made a boat trip for the first time in her life, Elmar Kuiper looked at the past at the Swarte Brekken, Maarten Inghels exchanged the Antwerp center for the Alde Feanen for one day and Jaap Krol went up and down on the Sleattemer Mar .

For more information about this project, see www.marboei.frl and www.demoanne.nl.

  • 14 December 2018 2 February 2019
    Exposition Obe, Lân fan taal
    Heer Ivostraatje 42B, 8911 DZ Leeuwarden, Nederland