Her simplified verse is deep, as it raves the core of the inner of marrow and then cuts through our COVID 19 hardened mental boxes to reawaken of consciousness. Her pen spits metaphors carefreely. Rouweler was born with a poetry golden spoon stuck on her tongue, baptized and sanctified by the incense of word culture. Hannie’s poetry interrogates history, lifestyles and the political moments. Her vivid imagery depicts cultural diversity, human excitements and stereotypes. In some instances, the poet is nostalgic of the peaceful past that was endowed with promise, hope and harmonious routine and as the present ridden with sorrow, laden with grief and disease infested. The poem AGAINST TIME is a prolific story told and written with the style of poetry. These lyrical dexterities presented in this versification qualifies Poet Hannie Rouweler into the Poetry Defenders Hall of Fame, already Rouweler is a staunch defender of poets, their rights and their writings. This submission is both in English and Dutch.TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC is proud to be associated with dexterity , excellence and prowess in the personality of Internationally acclaimed poet , editor and publisher emeritus Hannie Rouweler-( Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA).
Veteran Poet David Leo Sirois, you are not only wearing your poetry robe but you have also donned a teaching garb. Your poetry carry that verve of moral instruction. Your thought provoking biblical allusions and head tilting imagery are a refreshment of social consciousness . Iam thoroughly wowed by your choice of diction and the word economics thereof places you into the class of extraordinary English page poets , a special mention to Robert Frost and TS. Elliot . As such ,I have again picked and pocketed from your metaphoric fruit tree, some literary wisdom of John Donne , Yeats and Keats , the metaphysical poets . Your hybrid fusion of traditions , your own ingenuity and modernistic writing is mesmerizing and fulfills the consumer , the reader the way original fruit juice does to ever gormandizing kindergartens , And then followed by a loud belch there after , a natural signal of fulfillment and satisfaction. We continue to imbibe your verses of wisdom and graze through pages with that willing keenness of a new lover , we greedily gormandize your moral instruction and social consciousness like monkeys fervently shelling peanuts in feilds of promise or like bees passionately drinking sweet honey from the hive of plenty .TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC is honored to feature and profile above all excellence and prowess in the personality , international renowned spoken-word arts curator and acclaimed literature hub producer Poet David Leo Sirois
Mother Africa survived the trauma of clanging chains of captivity during SLAVE TRADE , shackles of colonialism and winced from beatings of hard bolt nut clenched fists of apartheid. Children and grandchildren of Mother Africa watched helplessly her sorrowful dance to the acoustics of sufferance. Still , Africa remain resilient against beauty - smashing punches from kindred’s of neo-colonialism : global village, digital revolution and consumerism .Mama Africa’s groin is ripped apart by her triplets totalitarian regimes, economic malaise and moral decadence. Today Mother Africa of pyramids , Africa of Nefertiti , Africa of Lumumba , Africa of Mandela ,Africa of Kambarage , Africa of Lithium , Africa of diamond and Africa of uranium wallow in murky waters of poverty ,chronic civil wars and deadly epidemics .Young and established poets contributing to this Brave Voices Poetry Journal 65 Edition, AFRICA IS A POETRY REPUBLIC dipped pen tongues into dimples and crevices of our Mother Africa . The poetic tongues then spat their snort of satire and the saliva of paradox onto our mental inboxes. Tonight, we are pilgrims to the poetry gods and goddesses, we trudge through shrines of metaphor, altars of irony, mountains of hyperbole and forests of rhythm until we reach to the zenith of the POETRY REPUBLIC-Africa .( Editor of Brave Voices Poetry Journal).
BLOOD LETTERS TO BIYA (CAMEROON IS ALSO OUR COUNTRY) : See puppets moaning out loud under the oppressionalitic burden of uncondomized, rough, rush ridden iron steel imperialistic phalluses. Slicing apart the sacredness and virginity of this earth .Painting the moon red with fresh blood. Sacred land wounded by riffle gongs, bullet shreds and shrieks of … Continue reading Brave Voices Poetry Journal 55:BLOOD LETTERS TO BIYA (CAMEROON IS ALSO OUR COUNTRY).
GENE BERRY is a multi –talented literist , poet of distinction and distinguished Arts Therapist from Ireland .He is a renowned literary arts teacher ,Page and Spoken word expert and has graced numerous literature ,poetry and book festivals across the world . MiomboPublishing is excited because the Icon Berry becomes the first Irish to be featured in this blog journal since its inception. So this is a special feature for a special literary legendary Gene Berry. His bio summary speaks volumes about his literary endeavors and prowess throughout the years. Gene Berry is a master in using art as a form of therapy, humanity and healing and he has been using poetry as a medium of therapy among other projects. Alta Continua.
Netherlands remains a haven of artistic, creative and literary excellence. The birthing and growth of Demer press added literary glory to the glowing literary scene in Holland .Hannie Rouweler’s Demer Press is making waves in the publishing industry and has become an international independent publishing trailblazer. Demer press has since taken an international approach in … Continue reading Demer Press is A POETRY REPUBLIC!
DICTATOR’S SONS - Milking the state until udders bleed. Black market moguls farting wind of rich diamond ore. Fat cats belching out ethanol and malt whisky. Political siblings singing faking new revolutionary gospel. Dictator’s sons took after their autocratic demigod. Frying corruption frikadels in shame sodden parliament chambers. Swigging extorted coffee on nepotistic wet cabinet … Continue reading Journal 52:DICTATOR’S SONS
MIOMBO KALABASH -This scintillating article was initially pubished by Galaktika Poetike – Atunis Poetry.com an International Poetry Journal edited by Agron Shele. Hannie Rouweler is a publishing heroine and literary arts rabbi in Netherlands and Abroad. She is the Founder and Editor at large of international publishing outfit Demer Press. For blog articles, reviews … Continue reading HANNIE ROUWELER’S PASSIONATE DEFENSE OF POETRY