Tjitte Piebenga (1935-2007) was a school teacher who wrote poetry, prose, translations, polemics and criticism. In the fifties and sixties, he held an uneasy position between poets of tradition and poets of experiment, and this left him at the time as an outsider in literary circles. His early poetry was based on associative sound patterns (“poésie pure”), a style he dropped in his later work. In Myn sêftgrien famke (“My soft green girl,” 1977) the poet’s multi-faceted addresses to a girl weave stunning complexities. Piebenga’s collected works appeared posthumously in 2011, signaling a renewed interest in his work and his place in Frisian literature.