A new month, a new #Mammoth! For December, writer, journalist and photographer Tatjana Almuli wrote a winter-warm Mammoth about fire and freedom of choice: both powerful things, but dangerous too... Read the Mammoth here!
Our British imprint is a fact. After years of intensive collaboration with Irish and English authors, indie publishers, editors and illustrators, we finally sealed the deal, in the company of wrter, translator and former publisher of the much loved Menard press, whilst enoying a good pint. . Unnder the flag of HetMoet-Menard we will continue to publish and distribute our English editions throughout the UK and Europe. Follow @menardpress_hetmoet on instagram for our latest news and upcoming English publications.
Dutch poet laureate Lieke Marsman concluded her conversation on television talkshow Zomergasten reciting her favourite poem from the biographical anthology, De zachte krachten zullen zeker winnen, poetry by Dutch poet and politician of Henriette Roland Holst.
Currently, the publication (only available in Dutch) is sold out; however, you can order it straight from our website or as an e-book! A second edition is coming soon...
We can be found on November 27 at the Fair of Special Publishers in Paradise. On the same day, the festive presentation of Everness plain the Nieuwe Liefde, and Simon Mulder gives a sonnet reading beforehand writing workshop. We're busy with it!
We are delighted that our colleagues at The Indigo Press in London have asked us to bring Sam Mills' poignant and moving essay, Chauvo-Feminism, to the Dutch reader. It will be published in 2023 and is to be translated by Nathalie Tabury and Jet Zegers with a special preface by Sarah Sluimer.
Corkscrew at the ready! On Tuesday, November 15, a participant in the ZeilSchrijfZomerCursus, Michael J. Ris drop by our office to sign his signature, and so it is a fact: Michiel's first collection of poems, and HetMoet's first debutant! We are thrilled to be guiding his beautiful collection into the world. Before that, you can probably read some of his poems in his Mammoth.
WRITING & SAILING COURSE
From the 28th of june till the 3rd of juli, HetMoet will welcome novice writers on board of the sailing boat de Vrijbuiter! The participants will partake in various writing workshops provided by e.g. Niña Wijers, Yentl van Stokkum, Canan Marasligil, Daan Doesburgh and Simon Mulder. This programme is curated by literary agent and editor Stefanie Liebreks.
IN THE BOOKSTORE
"What an exciting story, written in poetic language, this booklet. Including the occasional short Neapolitan sentences that have (rightly!) been left in it, beautiful.
A must-read – if you don't appreciate it, I'll treat you to a pizza."
BOOK PRESENTATION 'L'HEURE EXQUISE'
During the Art Nouveau Festijn,
a festival about The Hague around the year 1900 (June 10-12), the collective Feest der Poëzie presents a show on French poet Paul Verlaine and his visit to the Netherlands, with a recital, songs and this new collection of his work, which was translated and introduced by Simon Mulder and published by HetMoet! The book contains a selection of poems put to the music of Debussy, Fauré en Chausson, among others.
Location: Haagse Kunstkring
Date: June 11
We are very excited about our latest publication: the Dutch translation of Rememberings, the autobiography of world famous Irish protest singer Sinéad O'Connor. Irwan Droog did a great job on the translation which is now available in our Open Archive series in hardback with matching bookmark and Spotify playlist!
As a part of the Momentum exhibition and NDSM Get Lost, come step into our very first PoeTree House event on the 26th of may and (re)discover poetry. Engage or find comfort in words, music, visuals and soundscapes. In collaboration with Shira Wolfe and Laslo Antal, join HetMoet for an immersive experience! Shira Wolfe is a Dutch-American poet and writer who lives and works between Belgrade, Amsterdam and Berlin. She is a regular contributor to Artland Magazine, where she writes about the contemporary art world and history. Laslo Antal is a Hungarian-Serbian visual artist, designer, filmmaker and musician based in Berlin. For this PoeTree House event, Shira will recite her poetry while Laslo creates an artwork inspired by the poetry!
Date: May 26th
Our very first prospectus is now available. We are very proud to share our latest news, titles and upcoming events with you through this beautifully crafted prospectus. You can browse through it online, or if you'd like to receive a paper copy, please email us. The prospectus is in Dutch, but we are happy to get in touch with you any time for enquieries and to provide you with required information.
This carefully chosen selection of critical and creative essays by contemporary authors from the Netherlands and the UK, US and Ireland, shares their views and experiences alongside Virginia Woolf's and Audre Lorde's classic essays on illness, well-being, literature and art.
On Being Ill is also available in bookshops in the Netherlands!
A new addition to the Singer Series: Een rood lied zingt er, a selection of poems by Herman Gorter, introduced with an essay by Simon Mulder.
On the 11th of November the collection was launched at the Society 'De Unie' in Hilversum. After which, the book will be presented through a tour hosted by Stichting Feest der Poëzie.
NOT NOW NOT HERE FROM ERRI DE LUCA
New book alert! HetMoet just published De dag voordat het geluk kwam by Erri De Luca. In this poetic yet uncomplicated novella De Luca takes you by the hand through the streets of Napels in this cinematic translation by Annemart Pilon.
You can order your copy here.
We all improvise every day, but when it comes to music it suddenly becomes a very conscious activity that not everyone feels confident about. Yet it is 'healthy' to improvise, says Dr Artur Jaschke, who studies the effects of music on the brain and on our well-being. Toekomstmuziek is his first book for a wider audience. This exciting debut was released in November 2021 and launched at Perdu, Amsterdam on the 10th of December!
Lieke Marsman has become the Dutch Poet Laureate for 2021. She worked with us on the Dutch and English anthology of Over ziek zijn/On Being Ill, in which her essay "How are you feeling" has been published alongside writers such as Virginia Woolf, Audre Lorde and Deryn Rees-Jones.
MAGAZINE DE BAAIERD
The first edition of magazine De Baaierd, published by HetMoet, was launched at Oersoep!
In the first edition you'll find writing from novice and established writers from Zeeland, ánd extra room for Baaierdgezellen De Geus en Middelburg and Wim Hofman.
You can order the first edition here.
LINO CUT BOY
We are delighted to be able to work with British linoprint-maker and illustrator Nick Morely from Margate. His prints have become world famous and he has illustrated for different publishers, editors and authors across the globe. He is in charge of creating the cover illustrations for the publications within the Singer Series.
HOME - 50 YEARS NIAS
Thuis. Een bloemlezing over verbondenheid was compiled in honour of the 50th anniversary of the NIAS/KNAW. The authors of this anthology have all been a writer-in-residence at the NIAS, subsidized by the Dutch Foundation for Literature. In each of the poems, essays or stories, the author explores and discribes feelings of belonging and 'home' in a unique way.
Among others, contributors are Jannah Loontjes, Christiaan Weijts and Tommy Wieringa.
Octavie Wolters is one of our illustrators. She has created the cover for the special celebratory publication for the NIAS, Thuis.
Octavie writes, draws and makes woodcuts and lino prints. All of her work can be viewed in its full glory on her website.
Great news! We have acquired the rights to the wonderful book Constellations, written by Irish author Sinéad Gleeson. This book truly moved us, and we therefore feel it needs to be available in Dutch as well. Constellations won various literary prizes and has already been translated into French, German, and Chinese. Astrid Huisman, who previously has translated works by Deborah Levy, will translate Gleeson's Constellations to Dutch. To be published in May 2022.
200 YEARS BAUDELAIRE
To celebrate the 200th birthday of France's most famous decadent poet, Charles Baudelaire, translator Peter Verstegen chose his favorite poems from The Flowers of Evil for this special bilingual edition in our Singer Series. Simon Mulder wrote an intriguing preface to the poems.
NEW BOOK COLLECTIVE
Starting January 2022 HetMoet publishing has joined forces with New Book Collective to represent our books in the Netherlands and Belgium.
HetMoet is growing fast and we have many beautiful plans, big and small. That is why we are very happy with the reinforcement of our team! Miriam, Ilse and Fannah all possess Mammoth-like strength that will enable them to go ahead and achieve all those exciting ideas; to bring all those books that matter to the readers and the literary community at large.
FEEST DER POËZIE
Did you know that many of our publications are also available for purchase at events and on the website of Stichting Feest der Poëzie? Take a look at their website for more information about programs and special publications.
Recently we visited one of our printers based in Ghent, Belgium: Jozias Boone. Jozias has been a printer for over 30 years and takes care of the letterpress-printed covers of the Singer Series and of some of our other special publications. We are incredibly lucky to work with this traditional printer and bespoke tradesman.
SPIRIT OF POETRY
It's back! The delicious genever, which will certainly get the right spirit out of the bottle. An authentic liquor with a special poetic recipe, brought to you by Stichting Feest der Poëzie. Enjoy a small glass of 'Spirit of Poetry' with a good book from HetMoet. Cheers!
A new anthology from poet P.C. Boutens is now available within our beautifully curated Singer Series. Listen to the accompanying podcast with old and new literary recitations here.
"The contrariness and the gloomy side of Baudelaire continue to appeal to our time. This is also the case with the small, unconventional publisher HetMoet – the "only sailing publisher in the Netherlands" – which asked Peter Perstegen to choose from "his favorite decadent poems" (previously published in his Flowers of evil). The poet Simon Mulder wrote a flamboyant introduction to it, portraying Baudelaire as "an adept of Black Romanticism."
IN THE PZC
At HetMoet, books come first. All our books are made with the utmost dedication and creativity, in collaboration with some of the most amazing authors, artists and designers. But who is the founder and driving force behind HetMoet? Newspaper PZC interviewed Elte Rauch on her barge: the place where she lives, publishes and writes.
LITERAIR NEDERLAND REVIEW
"How can a person digest all this, if even the reader sometimes finds it difficult to continue reading this clearly worded and impressive book?"
For Literair Nederland, Els van Swol discussed Ik kies Elena, written by Lucia Osborne-Crowley and translated to Dutch by Callas Nijskens. A book about trauma, memory and survival.
DE ZACHTE KRACHTEN
These works of poet and politician Henriette Roland Holst, who was born 150 years ago, are still relevant today. In this Biographical Anthology, we read about her life as a political activist and poet alongside (auto)biographical texts, photo's and pictures. Also available as an e-book.
Together with Stichting Feest der Poezie, we initiated #booksonboard this summer. Would you like to know where we will dock with a boat full of books, lectures and music? Follow us on our social media channels!