By Selima Hill
By Selima Hill
By G.M. Cook
By Gbanabom Hallowell
2) “Hallowell creates excessive suspense and humour in his poems..….a logical development of options and concepts. His traces are complicated, yet paintings successfully of their originality.”
Bakar Mansaray, writer of 'A Suitcase filled with Dried Fish and different tales' (SLWS 2015)
3) “Gbanabom Hallowell's [The artwork of the Lonely Wanderer] is a masterpiece; elusive and twin: there's the awake and the unconscious interaction within the persona's psyche that's dragging me alongside during this drift…this trance…” Philip Yamba Thullah, Njala college, Sierra Leone
By Christopher Howell
Gaze is split into 3 sections, focusing successively at the aim international, the area of internal lifestyles, and eventually at the "other global" of the mind's eye and trade fact. the writer speaks via his personal voice in addition to the voices of different characters, ghosts, and creatures. moving among lyric and narrative poetry, the various voices come jointly to question and discover our conception of the area. whereas many equally formidable books unwisely got down to stake a declare on knowledge, although, those poems continue incrementally and with humilityand hence, via their quiet and cautious examinations, supply a miles higher form of wisdom.
By Jude Nutter
By Roger Sedarat
In his provocative, courageous, and infrequently brutal first booklet of poems, Roger Sedarat at once addresses the potential for political swap in a state that a few in the US ponder a part of the axis of evil.” Iranian on his father’s aspect, Sedarat explores the results of the Islamic Revolution of 1979 together with censorship, execution, and pending struggle at the kingdom in addition to on his figuring out of his personal origins.
Written in a method that's as sure-footed because it is experimental, Dear Regime: Letters to the Islamic Republic confronts the prior and present injustices of the Iranian govt whereas conserving a feeling of recognize and admiration for the rustic itself. Woven into this assortment are the author’s bright descriptions of the panorama in addition to the folk of Iran. all through, Sedarat indicates a willing appreciation for the literary culture of Iran, and in making it new, makes an attempt to maintain the tradition of a rustic he nonetheless claims as his own.
With honesty of selfmade butter,
paddle-churned cream (eshta in Arabic,
ecstasy foaming to the brim), a woman
river-bathes, sheet of oil-black hair breaking
in rapids, minimize lemon scintillating
olive epidermis freed from tree-stumped chador, skirts
inside skirts, peal of her bell-body rung
muffled in Iran heata splash of white.
The rhythm of pumice scraping her feet,
sandbar opposed to hot present, frothy cape
a bee-bubbled hive, honeyed hint curling
to her naked knees, thick obvious lather.
At a Tehran bazaar unending gold-stores
may well by no means go back me at any place pure.
By Gail Mazur
A draughtsman’s draughtsman, Hokusai at 70
thought he’d began to know the structures
of birds and beasts, bugs and fish, of the way
plants develop, was hoping that by way of ninety he’d have
penetrated to their crucial nature.
And extra, through a hundred, I could have reached the stage
where each dot, each mark I make will be
alive. you usually enjoyed that unravel, you’d repeat
joyfully—Hokusai’s utterance of faith
in work’s probabilities, its present, that,
at a hundred thirty, he’d maybe have realized to draw.
Gail Mazur’s poems in Forbidden City build an interesting meditative constitution upon the weather of mortality and paintings, eloquently considering the connection of paintings and life—and the dynamic chances of every one together. on the collection’s middle is the poet’s lengthy marriage to the artist Michael Mazur (1935–2009). a desirable variety of tone infuses the book—grieving, yet clear-eyed instead of lugubrious, occasionally whimsical, even comical, and sometimes exuberant. The word of delight, as in an previous culture enriched via transience, runs throughout the paintings, even within the ultimate poem, “Grief,” the place “our starving carry at the global” is a strong critical element.
By DNC,Elizabeth Drake-Boyt
Symbolizing the nice occasions with little—if any—emphasis at the devastating occasions. What in regards to the anxiety and uncertain moments? How concerning the fallen out and in of affection? And what do you do whilst lust blinds and your toes
stumble to discover the following top step for you and the relationship?
Like. Love. Lust. is an emotional revelation from DNC that breathes fact into the opposite aspect of
#relationshipgoals – the true trip. The poetic passion-fy tale line instructed via prose,
sonnets, narratives and long-form stanzas, converse to the corruscent diamond of gaining knowledge of each one emotion, and conflict with the complexities in their common path, sometimes called human nature.
Enjoy a brand new tackle #relationshipgoals the place you're unfastened to love instinctively, love otherwise and lust indefinitely. #likelovelust
By Anne Caston
This choice of poems is remarkable in its strong illustration of humanity and its dramatic use of language. Anne Caston explores the interior recesses of the human brain and physique, delving into the murky shadows the place participants worry to tread. The poems ponder the character of demise, love, brutality, friendship, and masses extra. Caston performs with varied issues of view and retains readers on their feet. The physicality of those relocating and hectic poems is bound to captivate enthusiasts of poetry.
By Lawrence Connor,Randy Kim,Robert Muir