Poetry is a Movement of Thought in a Visual Field

Murat Nemet-Nejat, a Turkish-American poet, essayist and translator. I met him first time during his reading session of his book length poem Animals of Dawn at Kolkata, organized by Kaurab in 2016. I was absolutely mesmerized by his reading. Words and sounds were engraving the architecture of animals, plants, speck of dust, dew of dawn with colour and without colour to transform Shakespeare’s Hamlet. It was a journey of a poet to search for the metaphor between void and non-void, real and unreal, living and un-living, sanity and insanity. A…

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Dispatches from Hermetic Definition to Hermetic Divagations

  A slowly unfolding rose…yes, that is the cover page of Hermetic Divagations: After H.D., a collection  of poetry by Michael Boughn, an USAmerican/Canadian poet, whom I know through his well-known online journal, ‘Dispatches from the Poetry Wars’, he edits with Kent Johnson. The slowly unfolding rose reminds me the line from Ezra Pound’s Canto 106, “so slow is the rose to open”. Question comes into mind, is it symbolizing Pound’s rose or Rose-Croix, the Christian Symbolism? But “After H.D” in the title of the book turns my attention to Hilda…

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