Sociologist, anthropologist and poet
Dick Herweg (Bergisch Gladbach 1945 – Amsterdam 2018) was not only sociologist and anthropologist. During his life he also wrote poetry; imaginative, absurdist, free-form observations. Some of his poems were published and distributed here and there (in De Groene Amsterdammer) but with his work in education taking most of his time, he never manifested himself as a poet. After being diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2018, his family decided to publish a selection of his poems in the collection ‘Lavender and rosemary and/or the surprise is in the repetition’.
Jazz and/or poetry
November 2018 a concert was given by Herweg’s son (pianist and composer Daan Herweg) and friends, during which the book was presented and selected poems were recited by actress Oukje den Hollander combined with improvised music by a band of all-star jazz musicians.
To link the concert with the book, the dust jacket folds out to become the concert poster. Jazz and/or poetry. Concert flyer designed for both e-mail and print. The book is published and distributed by Key Element Publishing and can be ordered right here. For each copy sold €2.50 is donated to the Alzheimer Nederland foundation.