Demer press recently celebrated its 10th anniversary of international publishing , global literary arts networking , poetry and cultural exchanges .The mesmerizing event was greased with metaphor and verse by a rare breed of mesmerizing poets from around Netherlands and Europe .Hannie Rouweler , the organizer and the founder of Demer press , Netherlands set the ball rolling by putting together a line-up of dynamic word slingers and vibrant word carvers ( Research online) that included Jenny Dejager, Marije Kos, Wim van Til, Pien Storm van Leeuwen, Frans A. Brocatus, Amy de La Haye, Gerhard te Winkel (presenter), Geert Zomer, Inge Boulonois, Francis De Preter , Marion de Vos.
On that great day ,the public library Nijmegen frothed to the brim with poets, poetry lovers, publishers, readers and the creative culture elite. The afternoon was roasted by sizzling confessional poetry, epic, ballad and mind chiselling satire. on the 23rd of June 2018 ,the public library Nijmegen was draped to the core by waters of creative mojo and literary juices . Ms Rouweler herself proved beyond the shadow of rain clouds that she is a true goddess of verse and letters. As the day dragged towards the end , the literary ceremony was capped by an exciting moment of photo shooting and networking . Demer press has rapidly become a haven of creative genius. In May 2018 , Ms Rouweler and Demer press published a 7 poet international collection Table of Words among the poets was and other poets from around the globe.The celebrations was a great success and it left undeletable marks on this earth of poets and word carvers .Wikipedia descibes Ms Rouweler as a publisher and poet of global acclaim.
Hannie Rouweler (born 13 June 1951 in Goor, Overijssel) is a Dutch poet.Rouweler was born as one of seven children in a Roman Catholic family in the primarily Protestant village of Goor. She has said that she began writing at age 15, but she was well into her thirties before she published her first collection Regendruppels op het water (“Raindrops on the water”) in 1988.She has published 20 additional books since Regendruppels op het water and is considered among the leading voices in current Dutch poetry. In 1981 her daughter was born, in Amsterdam.In 2008 she has started Demer Uitgeverij/Demer Press, ePublisher, publishing anthologies, individual poetry books, and translations.Hannie has performed in The Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, Spain, Norway, Dumfries, Scotland as part of the international poets for the birthday celebrations of Robert Burns.She lived in Belgium 2004 – 2012.In 2013 she moved back to The Netherlands (Leusden).
Hannie Rouweler’s Published works include the following
- Regendruppels op het water (1988)
- Langs de vloedlijn (1989),
- Onder een glasplaat (1990)
- Langs de Rand (1990)
- Steen en huid (1992)
- Reiziger naar het woord (1993)
- Rivieren en Ravijnen (1995)
- Ankerplaats (1995)
- Tekens van tijd (1996)
- Bewegingen (1997)
- In de branding van de dag (1999)
- Skyline (2000)
- Uiterwaarden (2003)
- Vogel op steen (2005)
- Bloemlezing: Rozen verwelken, bloemen (2006)
- Wolken, Ankers (2008)
- Nieuwe Gedichten (2009)
- Een reis langs rood en wit (2011)
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