Open letter to Nick Cave & Seán O’Hagan

Open letter to Nick Cave & Seán O’Hagan

Dear Nick Cave,

I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing to express my deepest regret and sincere apologies for not being able to personally hand you a book that I wrote during your recent visit to Amsterdam. I had purchased a ticket, eagerly anticipating the opportunity to meet you and present you with this special gift.

However, fate had a different plan for me. Sadly, my dear aunt passed away unexpectedly, and I had no choice but to attend her funeral. It was a difficult time for my family, and I had to prioritize being there for them during their time of grief. I’m sure you understand the importance of family and the unavoidable responsibilities that come with it.

Nonetheless, I want to convey my genuine disappointment that I missed the chance to give you the book in person. It contains some of the best poetry ever written, and I am confident that you would find it truly remarkable. When I made the book I thought about you, about how its a crime you don’t know this particular poetry. I know you love Berryman, as do I, but I want to show you something even more extraordinary.

Therefore, I kindly request if you or Seán O’Hagan could provide me with an address where I can mail the book to you. Just use my contact page. I understand that you lead a busy life, and your time is valuable, but it would mean the world to me to know that you have received this labor of love. The version available on Amazon is a downgraded version, and I would like to send you the full-color edition, as it truly captures the essence of the poetry within.

On a personal note, I want to express my gratitude for the incredible songs you have shared with the world. It’s fascinating to hear that we both have a book with a circle on the cover, as my collected works coincidentally looked similar, albeit less silvery than yours. Your music has resonated deeply with me, serving as a constant source of inspiration and solace throughout my own creative journey.

Once again, I apologize for not being able to meet you in person and hand you the book as planned. Thank you for your understanding, and I look forward to hearing from you or Seán O’Hagan regarding the mailing address. It would be an immense honor to know that my poetry has reached your hands.

Kind regards,

Martijn Benders

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.