Poems translated by David Colmer

David Colmer is an Australian translator, mainly of Dutch-language literature, and the winner of numerous translation awards. Recent books include translations of the poetry of Hugo Claus and Cees Nooteboom. His translation of a selection of Ester Naomi Perquin’s poetry, The Hunger in Plain View, was published by White Pine Press in early 2017.

  • Monk’s Eye, #20

    Of all rhythms he found day and night
  • Winter | Untitled

    Let this winter pass into another winter.
  • FISHERMAN, 50 B.C.

    What else would I do on the river
  • Halloween

    It is as quiet as the death of the dead no one knows
  • Evening

    The blue chair on the terrace, coffee, evening,