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Elvis Poetry

December 06, 2007 | Book
On January 28, 2008 the book "Wees Niet Wreed" (Don't Be Cruel) will be released at the Dutch poetry "Weerwoord" festival.

Eighty (famous) writers have made poets about Elvis Presley that will be presented. The book is compiled by two acknowledged Dutch writers; John Schoorl and Kees 't Hart.

John Schoorl is journalist for one of Hollands leading newspapers, De Volkskrant. In 2005 he has won the 'Pop Press Prize' for his book 'Een Soulman In De Achterhoek'. He also writes for highstandard popmagazines such as 'Heaven' and 'Wah Wah'.

Kees 't Hart is a famous writer in the Netherlands, winning several important prizes over the years. The last one being the 'Multatuliprize' in 2002 for his novel 'De Revue'.

The book is published by Uitgeverij Nijgh & Van Ditmar (ISBN: 90-388-9033-8).
Harvey Alexander wrote on December 06, 2007
Elvis, Elvis, I love you so, I tripped this morning and hurt my toe. A bruise appeared it looked like you, But then I had to put on my shoe. I'll never forget you, you are so handsome, But I've kidnapped your daughter and am holding her to ransom.
Elvisnites wrote on December 06, 2007
LOL. Harvey, Harvey, your so Marvey. But seriously, I hope it also comes out in English. (I really did enjoy your poem)
Steve V wrote on December 07, 2007
They are scraping for every last dollar from the Elvis fan and there are fans who will give it. So they keep on coming out with stuff like this. By the way, very funny Harvey. I am still laughing.
theoldscudder wrote on December 17, 2007
Yeh, I'd also laugh. But this sort of junk (the book ) isn't funny. 80 famous writers? Wake up people don't buy this . You will not only save your money, you will stop this type of stuff from coming out. Any neutral person (not the fanatics) will read this dribble & think The King & his fans are a bunch of moorons. As a fan I don't want to be considered in that way. Come to think maybe I am for letting this upset me. I'll have to ponder tonight.