Edgar A. Mittelholzer – By Leonard Dabydeen

Edgar A. Mittelholzer   –  By Leonard Dabydeen



Born December 16, 1909 in New Amsterdam,Berbice, Guyana

Died May 5, 1965 in Farnham, United Kingdom

Celebrating the birth of Guyanese novelist, Edgar A. Mittelholzer 106 years ago.



“ Why must I create and create

What Lerman Hydra with unresting mania

Impels my pen, compels my mind

To feed and feed and sate

Its many mouths – its all yearning bellies?”


(Ref: Beacons of Excellence: The Edgar Mittelholzer

 Memorial Lectures, Vol. 1 : 1967-1971)

[First Series, 1967 Edgar Mittelholzer – The Man and his work: Arthur James Seymour]


Not in any paradigm without shadows

Nor moon-gazing just looking at blue skies

He lets music in his mind echo

Like a flute through his writing bones

Always hearing the Corentyne Thunder

Even if it means a Morning at the Office

His pen did not abandon him

He could not leave the pen alone.

~ Leonard Dabydeen, Author: Watching You, A Collection of Tetractys Poems (2012); Searching for You, A Collection of Tetractys& Fibonacci Poems (2015).

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  • Winston Yaw  On 12/17/2015 at 12:19 am

    I have read everything Ed Mittleholzer wrote

  • needybad4u  On 12/17/2015 at 1:25 am

    Good for you, W Y.

  • Ramdial Kishun  On 12/21/2015 at 9:46 pm

    Hi Leonard, I would very much like to have a chat with you,can reach  me 9178223574.ok thanks Kish. 

    Ps Kindly forward this message to Mr.Dabydeen. Thanks. Ramdial KishunGeneral Manager/Sales & MarketingMonsieur Dylon LLC Travel109-12 110 Street S. Ozone Park New York, USA 11420Phone: 718-848-2838  Cell:  917-822-3574fax: 718-322-6307Emai: Tigerallstate@yahoo.comAccredited by IATAN – 33-692982 

  • needybad4u  On 12/25/2015 at 12:42 am

    @RK: email : leonard_dabydeen@hotmail.com. Season’s Greetings !!

  • Juliet Adams  On 05/29/2017 at 8:49 pm

    Both Edgar & A.J. were great writers. Spoke with A.J. when I worked at Broadcasts to Schools. He was one of the contributors.

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