Joep Bremmers

Journalist, editor and translator Joep Bremmers worked as editor with Dutch poet, writer and journalist Simon Vinkenoog (1928-2009) and collected his massive volume of collected poetry Vinkenoog Verzameld in 2008. In 2012 he finished the work he and Vinkenoog started together: Howl, Kaddisj en andere gedichten, a collection of Vinkenoog’s translations of Ginsbergs poetry since 1965 and about 30 new translations. Bremmers is currently researching the friendship of Ginsberg and Vinkenoog and also has a strong interest in the Master Musicians of Jahjouka, a traditional Moroccan ensemble that was first ‘discovered’ in 1950 by Brion Gysin and made famous by Brian Jones’ recording, The Pipes of Pan.

1 Response to Joep Bremmers

  1. Allen Tobias says:

    Hi, Joep,

    I hope that you remember our conversation.

    I am the fellow who spoke on Kaddish and who gave you a keepsake of a portrait of the poet Tuli Kupferberg of the Fugs in performance.

    I haven’t been able to reach you by other channels but may I repeat my request to you to send me some detail of your lecture at Middelburg about Ginsberg’s visit to Simon Vinkenoof and especially about Allen’s messianism as expressed on that visit and in his writings which you quoted in your talk.

    That would be a crucial understand for me.

    I am eager for your help.


    Allen Tobias
    35 Orange Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
    917 478 2489


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