Jaap Robben doesn’t write specifically for an age, but for everyone in particular. In his poetry, the boundary between children and adults is non-existent.
Every year, a number of new words are added to the Dutch dictionary. But that also means some words have to make way, the so-called disappearing words.
The Night Crickets is a collection of poems plus the odd short story in which the world is constantlydescribed with a serious wink.
The poems in Zullen we een bos beginnen? (Shall we start a forest?) are about the magnification ofa grain of sand and the diminution of the whole world at the same time.