NEW!
Conosci il tuo paese?
Meditazioni sul Lago di Como
Poetry of Germain Droogenbroodt
Paintings by artists of the GAE
(Gruppo Artisti Erbese)
Lake Como, Italy

Introduction by: Donatella Bisutti Epilogue by: Luca Benassi Italian publication of “Do you know the country?
Meditations at Lake Como” with 17 paintings in colour The same poetry book is available (without paintings) in English, Dutch and Spanish, Publication in soft cover (pocket) 80 pages,
ISBNno. 9789490347321,
Price: 15.90€ Postage Belgium The Netherlands and Spain:
+3€ Other countries: + 5€
NEW!
“De tijd is een reiziger” (Time is a traveler)
Modern and classical Korean poetry Selection and rendering:in Dutch Germain Droogenbroodt
A selection of poetry by the best modern Korean poets, as well as love poems by Kisaeng (Korean geishas) and Sijo, Korean short poems with some similarity to the Japanese haiku.

Publication in hard cover
164 pages, ISBNno. 9789490347314, Price: 19,50€
Postage Belgium The Netherlands and Spain: +3€
Other countries: + 5€
NEW!
“Die Tautropfen der Morgenröte” (The dewdrops of Daybreak) Anthology, poems of Germain Droogenbroodt,
translated into German. Selected from 9 poetry books
Illustrations by Satish Gupta
IMPORTANT:the same selection of poems will be published in several languages, so that interested readers can buy the original verion or translations in other languages. Publications are planned sof ar in Dutch, English, Spanish and Croation.
Publication in soft cover (pocket)
207 pages, ISBNno. 9789490347307, Price: 15.90€
Postage Belgium The Netherlands and Spain: +3€
Other countries: + 5€

"Unshadowed Light" (Ontschaduwd licht) - Desombrada luz)

The latest poetry book by Germain Droogenbroodt Biligual Dutch-Spanish
Illustrations:by Yves Beaumont

Publication in hard cover

187 pages
ISBN 9789490347246
Price : Price: 19,50€, excluding postage Belgium & The Netherlands: + 3,55€ Postage EC: + 5€ Other countries: + 6€

“Unshadowed Light” (Ontschaduwd licht) - Desombrada luz)
Same publication as above but as pocket

187 pages ISBN 9789490347246 Price : Price: 15,90€, excluding postage
Belgium & The Netherlands: + 3,55€
Postage EC: + 5€
Other countries: + 6€

De mooiste Japanse haiku’s, deel 2

(The Most Beautiful Japanese Haiku, part 2)

Poems by the Japanese haiku masters: Bashô, Buson, Issa, Shiki and a large selection of other Japanese poets Japanese (partly) -Dutch Selection, introduction.
translation: Germain Droogenbroodt
Cover: Ho Huai-shuo
Illustrations: Leen FM de Vos

160 pages
ISBN: 9789490347215
Price: 19,50€, excluding postage Belgium & The Netherlands: + 3,55€ Postage EC: + 5€ Other countries: + 6€

“In de stroom van de tijd – En la corriente del tiempo”
(In the Stream of Time, Meditations in the Himalayas)

2nd Print!
Poetry by Germain Droogenbroodt
Dutch-Spanish
Cover & illustrations: Frans Minnaert
book

189 pages
ISBN: 978 94 90347 178
Price: 15,90€
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”De stem aan de andere kant -
La voz del otro lado

Modern poetry from Argentina

Spanish-Dutch
Translation: Germain Droogenbroodt – Jean Schalekamp
Selection and introduction:: Rafael Carcelén
Cover: Chihung Yang

Published in the hard cover series: a selection of poetry by the best modern poets from Argentina, poems about love, hope, solitude, the dictatorship and daily life:
a mirror of contemporary Argentinean society, one of the world’s most fertile countries in contemporary poetry, poems of Roberto Juarroz, Juan Gelman, Ajejandra Pizarnik, Luisa Futoransky, Hugo Mujica, Leopoldo Castilla, Jorge Boccanera, Fabian Casas, Martín Gambarotta, Claudia Masín and Marina Mariasch.

178 pages
ISBN: 9789490347130
Price: 19,50€, excluding postage
Belgium&The Netherlands: + 3.55€
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THE NEW POETRY SERIES!

“FOUR NEW PUBLICATIONS!"

“Als een vlinder een gedicht wordt”

Modern Macedonian poetry

Translation: Germain Droogenbroodt-Ana Topencarova
Selection: Lidija Kapushevska-Vladimir Martinovski


76 pages
ISBN 978 94 90347 123
Price: 15,90€
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Tegenlicht - Contraluz”
  2nd Print!
Poetry by Germain Droogenbroodt
Dutch-Spanish
Cover: Ho Huai-shuo
Illustrations: Satish Gupta


205 pages
ISBN: 978 94 90347 147
Price: 15,90€
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de Weg – el Camino”
  3rd print!


Poetry by Germain Droogenbroodt
Dutch - Spanish
Cover and illustrations: Satish Gupta

71 pages
ISBN: 978 94 90347 154
Price: 10,95€
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“EEN DICHTER VERGEET NIET”
  2nd print!


Modern poetry from Poland
Poems by Czeslaw Milosz
Polish-Dutch
Translation: Kris Van Heuckelom
Cover: Jan Lebenstein

161 pages
ISBN 978 94 90347 048
Price: 15,90€
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In Spain: launching of “The Dewdrops of Dawn” in German

Poetry & Music recital in Moraira, Spain

The Spanish literary critic Rafael Carcelén, translator of Germain Droogenbroodts poems in Spanish, proposed to publish anthologies of Droogenbroodts 10 books of poetry, selecting for all anthologies the same poems, thus offering interested readers the possibility to buy translations of the same poems in several languages. The publication of that anthology is so far foreseen in Dutch, Spanish, English, Croatian and German. All of them illustrated by Indian’s leading artist Satish Gupta. The German version has been launched the 26th February in Moraira, Spain with a recital of poems by the author in German and Dutch, accompanied by the virtuoso guitar player Vicent Ballester and professionally presented by the organizer of the event, Natascha Mischnow. The German-Dutch audience was fascinated!


Organizer Natascha Mischnow, poet Germain Droogenbroodt and guitar player Vicent Ballester


Virtuoso recital by Vicent Ballester


All’s well that ends well…

In Spain: poetry prize for women in La Nucia

The town of La Nucia organized the poetry prize for women for the 4th time

Not only from Spain, but also poets from Latin America and even from the United States sent their poems. The jury, composed by the María Lloret Ponsada, Francesc Sempere, Mª José García and Germain Droogenbroodt unanimously granted the prize to  Mª Inmaculada Majano Sández of Toledo for her poem Tenaz rayo de luna (Obstinate Moonbeam).


The Auditorio del Mediterráneo of La Nucia, the most dynamic cultural centre of Alicante, Spain


the Mayor Barnabé Cano, Germain Droogenbroodt and the councillor María Lloret Ponsada


After the reading, right to left: Francisco Brines, a leading Spanish poet, Germain Droogenbroodt, Francesc Sempere, director of the Auditorium, Pedro Lloret, councillor of culture…

In Italy, at Lake Como, recital, exhibition, book launching

The 29th April, recital and launching of “Conosci il tuo paese?, Meditacioni sul Lago di Como with exhibition of paintings inspired by the poems at Palazzo del Borgo, Como, Italy

Some views of Lake Como, one of the world’s most enchanting lakes


Giovanni Brambilla, president of the Gruppo Artistico Erbese, presenting the poetry & painting publication and opening the exhibition


Laura Garavaglia, poet and president of the international Poetry Festival “Europa in Versi" reads a selection of the poems in Italian


Two good friends, the painter Aldo Scorza and the poet Germain Droogenbroodt

Verses lost
to Satish Gupta

 

The day
deprived of the sun
the poem
of paper and pen

Language lost the seagulls
floating between the white crests
of the sloshing water

White shreds
entrusted to the winds
and the waves of the lake

Verses lost.

Germain Droogenbroodt

From: Do you know the country?Meditations at Lake Como


17 paintings by the artists of the Gruppo Artistico Erbese, inspired by the poems and included in the publication

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In Italy, meeting in Trieste the Italian poet Gaetano Longo, organizer of the
Premio Internazionale Trieste Poesia, honorary consul of Colombia

Gaetano Longo, himself an excellent poet, novelist and translator, is since many years artistic director of the Premio Internazionale Trieste Poesia. World famous poets, such as Nobel Prize Laureate Wole Soyinka from Nigeria, Omar Lara from Chile, Gastón Baquero and Miguel Barnet from Cuba and other famous poets like José Eduardo Degrazia, Felipe Lázaro. Rade Siljan, Oliver Friggieri have been awarded the prestigious prize and were published in Italian.

Two cosmopolitan poets, Germain Droogenbroodt & Gaetano Longo in Trieste

The acrobat

In equilibrium between two languages
with two keys between the fingers
which open two doors
or not

Standing
in the middle of two horizons
at the edge of two abysses
being the blades of two knifes
which day after day

make my words bleed
in two different puddles.

Gaetano Longo

tr. Germain Droogenbroodt

In Liznjan, a writers’ residence in Croatia

Croatia, much more than sand & sun

Pula, capital of Istria


Gate of Hercules, built in the 1st century AD. Above the arc is a head of Hercules with club


Roman temple with 6 pillars of Romae and Augustus, built 1century AD


The amphitheatre of Pula, built by Claudius but enlarged by Vespasian for gladiator fights. It is one of the 6 biggest Roman amphitheatres, offering seats to 23.000 spectators.

ZVONA i NARI,

Library & Literary Retreat in Ližnjan


The village of Ližnjan

ZVONA i NARI (Bells & Pomegranates), located at the small village of Ližnjan in Istria, close to the Italian border offers a free place to stay, create, and engage in a dialogue with their colleagues, writers, poets, translators, critics, editors, publishers, literary scholars and all those who actively participate in the literary exchange. For this purpose the retreat provides four fully furnished houses, available for shorter or longer periods of stay during the entire year. These houses, along with a small library with which they share a part of the space, are situated on a country estate in the village of Ližnjan, at the southernmost tip of the Istrian Peninsula, some 12 kilometres from Pula, at the Adriatic Coast of Croatia.

The library itself offers free access to its collection to the guests of the retreat as well the local community. It has now close to five and a half thousand titles a third of which are in English, Italian, and German. Among those there is a collection of several hundred titles on the subject of literary theory, literary authorship, and literary collaboration that might be of interest to literary scholars specializing in these particular fields. For information, write to: zvonainari@gmail.com

The Poetic Evening Concerts at ITHACA 2014

The Poetic Evening Concerts at ITHACA:

Much more than concerts: unforgetable EVENTS!

The cultural foundation ITHACA organized last year with great success the 4th edition of the Poetic Evening Concerts of Ithaca and will organize this year the 5th editions: five excellent concerts, five Sundays, starting the 20th July till the 17th August. Always at 20.30h.Again with exceptional, virtuoso artists. Making a flamboyant start with the female Paganini, the Armenian top violist Susanna Gregorian with Rafal Jezierski, cello, both members of the Orchestra of the Valencian Opera house, the Trio Palomares, Pilar and Pablo Marín, Miquel Pérez, Santigao Juan, Vicent Ballester and to close the event joyfully with the Silvia Peña Jazz Quartet. Of course: as always a short multilingual poetry recital by Germain Droogenbroodt, president of the Foundation.

Click here to see this year's programme.

How it sounded last year…


La Noche Poético-Musical 21.7.2013 - Roderigo Robles de Medina, piano


La Noche Poético-Musical 18 8 2013 - Vicent Ballester & Silvia Peña


La Noche Poético-Musical 18 8 2013. The poet Germain Droogenbroodt recites a selection of his poems in 5 languages


La Noche Poético - Musical de Ithaca 11 8 2013. Recital by Vicent Ballester


La Noche Poético - Musical de Ithaca 11 8 2013. Recital by Vicent Ballester


La Noche Poético - Musical de Ithaca 11 8 2013. Recital by Vicent Ballester


La Noche Poético - Musical de Ithaca 11 8 2013. Recital by Vicent Ballester


La Noche Poetica - Musica de Ithaca - 11 8 2013 The poet Germain Droogenbroodt recites his poem “La gitana hindú” en Spanish and in 4 languages accompanied by Vicent Ballester

In Spain: el Camino (The Road), poetry recital with singing bowls and exhibition of paintings in the Auditorio del Mediterráneo, La Nucia (Alicante).

“El Camino” Poetry recital with Singing Bowls & Exhibition of paintings by de Satish Gupta

 

Life

Like an ephemeral flower

like a handful of snow
which for a moment glitters in the sun
and melts

slowly seeps away

merges with
and again becomes
- earth.

***
But
there is no shadow
larger than nits Light

Germain Droogenbroodt

from: “The Road”

 


Germain Droogenbroodt recited his philosophic poems, accompanied by Juultje Tatrai who played masterly the Singing Bowls


María José García introduces very professionally the event which fascinated the public till the last word, till the last sound


Germain Droogenbroodt reciting with Juultje Tatrai


paintings of the famous Indian artist Satish Gupta


paintings of the famous Indian artist Satish Gupta

The Road (read TAO) a poetic bridge between West and East Published in 24 countries: in Chinese, Cyrillic, Dutch, English, German, Hindi, Italian, Japenese, Malayalam, Mongolian, Rumanian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish …

July 2014: in Spain
Sunday 20th and 27th July
:
The Poetic Evening Concerts of Ithaca. At 20.30 at the Foundation ITHACA, Partida Monte Molar, 78, 03590 Altea (Alicante) Spain

August 2014: in Spain
3rd, 10th and 17th August
:
The Poetic Evening Concerts of Ithaca. At 20.30 at the Foundation ITHACA, Partida Monte Molar, 78, 03590 Altea (Alicante) Spain

September 2014: in Rumania
16th till 19th September
:
International Poetry Festival Mihai Eminescu in Craiova, Rumania.

October 2014: in Spain, Macedonia and Belgium
3rd October at 19h
.
at the University of Benissa (Alicante), Spain. Poetry by Germain Droogenbroodt, reading a selection of his poetry in Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish, with recital by the virtuoso guitar player Vicent Ballester. Launching of his poetry anthology “The Dewdrops of of Daybreak” in Dutch, German and Spanish.

16th till 19th October:
The International Poetry Festival DITET E NAIMITin Tetovo, Macedonia

31st October,
Opening of the 78th Book Fair in Antwerp, Belgium, where POINT Editions exhibits till the 11th November.

November 2014: Belgium
till the 11th November
, POINT exhibits its publications of modern international poetry at the Book Fair in Antwerp, Belgium.

More details will be added as soon as they are available


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