Translation of four poems by Babs Gons

For Versopolis, the online platform, I recently translated four poems into English by spoken-word artist Babs Gons, who is also our current Poet Laureate, until September 2025!

Read the four poems here. I translated the following poems:

  • if you don’t have a dream (als je geen droom hebt)
  • would you like to be black this Wednesday? (zou je woensdag zwart willen zijn?)
  • you could be anywhere, you could be anyone (je kan overal zijn, je kan iedereen zijn)
  • do it anyway (doe het toch maar)