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Poets' Choice is Proud to Announce the Publication of PANDEMIE, New and Selected Poems by Richard Harteis with Dutch Translations and New Art by Tom Veys


This bilingual edition (Dutch/English) features poems written during the pandemic with new poems celebrating the imminent end of this global catastrophe. The poems are an intimate account by a master poet of the trials and tribulations we have undergone. PANDEMIE is augmented by beautiful, careful translations into Dutch as well as original artwork by Tom Veys, Rita Dawley and Juner Patnode. PANDEMIE has received the 2021 Valentin Krustev Award for Translation.

Poets' Choice is Proud to Announce the Publication of PANDEMIE, New and Selected Poems by Richard Harteis with Dutch Translations and New Art by Tom Veys
Uncasville, CT, June 01, 2021 --(PR.com)-- In an earlier publication, PLAGUE POEMS: 2020 Vision, Richard Harteis has created poems which rely on careful observation, compassion, and all the poetic techniques the poet has mastered in a life-long pursuit of the art form. PLAGUE POEMS takes as its inspiration the philosophy of Albert Camus and uses the liturgical calendar as a framework for the spiritual quandary the pandemic has thrown the world into. The poems often tease the former president and his followers for the inane political solutions they offer. The poems try to come to terms with the new burdens brought by the pandemic: masks, social distancing, shortages, less-than-truthful politicians and scientists, loneliness, fear, sexual frustration and the sad irony of putting all this in the context of a beautiful spring with creatures not knowing the world has changed. The poems are often humorous, if, per necessity, relying on black humor.The collection ends with a final image of hope and resurrection, and honors those who have lost the battle with life in 2020. PANDEMIE adds a new chapter to the story as we begin to turn the corner on the pandemic and the world comes alive again. Tom Veys’ translations deftly bring the poems to European lovers of poetry and also include exquisite linoleum-cut etchings of the American flag, fractured to pieces like a Jimi Hendrix rendition of the American national anthem, an apt metaphor for the current political divisions in the United States. PANDEMIE is an important record of this moment in human history, a lyric account fueled by love and compassion.
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Attached Files

Back Cover PANDEMIE
Biographical information in Dutch with photos of Author and Translator
Filename: pandemiebackcover.jpg

Author Photo: Richard Harteis
photo of Richard Harteis from back cover
Filename: PANDEMIEauthorphoto.jpg

Tom Veys : artist and translator
Belgian Poet and artist, Tom Veys
Filename: TOMVEYSPHOTO.jpg

BIOS FOR AUTHOR, TRANSLATOR, GRAPHIC DESIGNER
BIOS IN ENGLISH FOR RICHARD HARTEIS, TOM VEYS, AND SANKET PATEL
Filename: PANDEMIEBIOS.jpg

COVER ETCHING: FLAG 2 BY TOM VEYS
LINOLEUM-CUT PRINT OF THE AMERICAN FLAG BY TOM VEYS
Filename: FLAG2.jpg

Poem, "Camus Redux" in English
First poem in PANDEMIE
Filename: CamusReduxENGLISH.jpg

CAMUS REDUX - DUTCH TRANSLATION
FIRST POEM IN PANDEMIE TRANSLATED INTO DUTCH BY TOM VEYS
Filename: CamusReduxDutch.jpg

photo of Graphic Designer
Sanket Patel, hard at work on PANDEMIE
Filename: PandemieSanketphoto.jpg

White Lotus
Final image in Pandemie: "White Lotus," by Juner Patnode
Filename: whitelotus.jpg

"Face" by Rita Dawley
Painting by Rita Dawley in Pandemie
Filename: Face.jpg

"Crow" -Poem in English
Poem, "Crow"
Filename: Crow.jpg

"Crow" Dutch Translation
poem translated into Dutch by Tom Veys
Filename: CrowDutch.jpg

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