New Year Message

New Year Message

This year, my entire family passed away, except for my mother. My sister died of a very early
cancer, my father died a week after a neighbour persuaded him to go and get the shot.
to go get that shot after all.

No, I can’t prove anything. I have no laboratory here, no battery of scientists. I only have words at my disposal, words with which to cope with my family’s death.

So I wrote a collection in which both family members play a leading role, as well as a bunch of poets who all died a strange death that, on closer examination, didn’t seem right. Not just some random poets. Poets who were overwhelmingly the best, and who stood for great political change with their work.

You can download that collection for free here:

Poetry to Read in the Dark (2022) (1652 downloads)

Yesterday, I heard sirens all day in Mierlo, relentless ambulance sirens. At the same time, the study on excess mortality is being blatantly sabotaged by the ruling parties, and we are still talking about excess mortality sitting near 20% by December 2022.

I could tell you here how I feel about that, but such a thing should not be necessary in an intelligent society. Therefore, I prefer to let the poetry collection speak for itself.

If you want to give me something in return for the collection, say something about it, recommend it to others, or buy the paper book.

In any case, I wish you a very happy 2023, and hope that you will come or stay on the right side of the divide. Don’t feed the Troll.

Martijn Benders, Mierlo, 31 December 2022

Nobelpreis für Deutschland

Treffpunkt feiner Geiste

M.H.H. Benders ist ein anerkannter Dichter seiner Generation, ein Schüler der universellen Myzelien, Amanita Sage und Mykophilosoph. Er hat siebenundzwanzig Bücher geschrieben, die letzten in der Kaneelfabriek.

Momentan arbeitet er an dem zweiten Band der SHHHHHHROOM-Reihe, Bücher über Pilze, und der Microdose Bible, einem Aktivierungsplan zur Wiederherstellung Ihrer wahren Identität, der nächstes Jahr erscheinen soll. Bleiben Sie dran!

Aber das Große Ziel von Benders ist es, in Deutschland Erfolg zu haben. Er hat die Dynamik und Vielfalt der deutschen literarischen Szene erkannt und ist bereit, sich darauf einzulassen und seinen Beitrag zu leisten. Mit seinem einzigartigen literarischen Stil und seiner unermüdlichen Arbeitsmoral ist er entschlossen, ein neues Kapitel in der deutschen Literaturgeschichte zu schreiben.


“Amanita Muscaria – The Book of the Empress” is an exceptional work that establishes a benchmark in the realm of mycophilosophy. While one could perhaps categorize the book within the domain of Art History, such a classification would fail to do justice to its true essence. Primarily, this captivating text explores the evolution of humankind, making it a standout in its field.

Amanita Muscaria – The Book of the Empress – De Kaneelfabriek, 2023

“‘Waarover de Piranha droomt in de Limonadesloot’ stands as a philosophical exploration into the human faculty of imagination. It probes the intriguing notion that imagination, rather than offering solutions to our problems, might in fact be their origin. This thought-provoking work is set to be available in English and German by the close of 2023.