Elsbeth de Jager has translated poetry and children’s books for many years. She has also written a number of children’s books and poems. She mainly works from and into German and Dutch. Elsbeth is a German and Dutch language teacher.
ART organizers convinced her to give a workshop on poetry translation as this requires not only standard translation skills but one must also take rhyme, metrics and more into account as well. It is, so to speak, one step beyond what we usually do.