Anniversarycollectionofpoetswhohavepublishedpoetry(theirownvolume,orhaveparticipatedinseveralanthologies)atDemerPress,Belgium. ChahraBeloufa(Algeria),FlorisBrown(SouthAfrica),MillerCaldwell(Scotland),GaryClark(England),ThierryDeleu(Belgium),PaulGellings(The Netherlands),AlbertHagenaars(TheNetherlands),JorisIven(Belgium),MoshéLiba(Israel/TheNetherlands),RogerNupie(Belgium),WillemM. Roggeman(Belgium),HannieRouweler(TheNetherlands/Belgium),StellaEvelyneTesha(Tanzania/TheNetherlands),MariondeVos(The Netherlands/U.S.A.). Includes two Roger Nupie poems: Killing us & The female bather.Demer Press, 2012
KILLING UStranslation: John IronsA postcard: palm trees,bright-coloured houses, sun & sea.On the back:my father has received the last ritesand we are just waiting forhis final moment/breath.The waiting is killing us.An e-mail: fatherhas departed this life.After a protracted illnesshe passed away yesterdayat the nursing home.He will be interredaround next Saturday, etc.I only knew himfrom a photo with your motherwhere I tried to recognizeyour features in him.We had him framedin a shopwhere we got a discount.When you returnedto the land of your birthI got completely stoned.Now language leaves mein the lurch.Where are you,comforting word?