We are excited to announce Issue III: hestia (hearth & home) will feature an interview with Rebecca Rijsdijk.
Rebecca Rijsdijk (1984) is a poet and a carer based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
Rebecca is the author of several poetry collections. She started writing stories when she was just a little girl as a way to have grand adventures. After graduating from secondary school, she signed up to study written media at the Academy of Journalism.
A brain aneurysm put a premature end to her journalistic aspirations, however, and it wasn’t until she completed her degree in design years later, that words started playing a more prominent part in her life again.
Rebecca published ‘Portraits of Girls I Never Met’ in 2016, not quite knowing what she was actually doing until her friends pointed it out. They understood the poetic nature of her work and recognized reoccurring themes such as love, loss, trauma and dealing with unresolved childhood issues. ‘The Lady from across the Sea’ was published in 2019. Rebecca published her third book ‘You were married when I met you’ in 2020 as a way to come to terms with an emotionally abusive relationship. It was followed by her latest work, ‘The Care Home,’ published in 2021. She is currently working on her fifth book, ‘The Boy from Salamanca.’
Besides writing poetry, Rebecca works in healthcare and runs an indie poetry press called Sunday Mornings at the River.