Bitterswiet: A Tiny Mulder Inquiry in Word and Voice is an anthology of essays, poems, and other materials that investigate (the Frisian) language as a tool for resistance against the hegemony of the nation-state. It journeys through the work and life of Frisian poet and resistance fighter Tiny Mulder, through Anne Carson’s theoretical exploration emanating from ‘Bittersweet’, and the history and phonetics of the Frisian language. In doing so, it explores the affective qualities of spoken language in general, and of Frisian in particular, to discover how we may build a borderless, love-
filled assertion of another world. The book is written in English and Frisian, holds contributions by Eduard Knotter and Alina Lupu, is published by n.k.g. Publications, and is designed by Toni Brell.
Bitterswiet priuwt dit lytse leafdeliet.
Sil dyn ear it oait wel heine,
as de drippen ’t reine.
Bitterswiet: A Tiny Mulder Inquiry in Word and Voice will be launched with a listening session created by Liza Prins, in which three of Tiny Mulder’s poems will be read by Eduard Knotter and Hannes Schievink Inspired by the playful yet daunting images in Tiny’s poetic work, Hannes Schievink created a drawing to go along with this sound piece. After the listening session, contributors and the publisher will be present to further introduce and discuss Bitterswiet with you all.