Poetry

In The Likeness Of Man: Johannes Bjerg's Penguins

In The Likeness Of Man: Johannes Bjerg's Penguins

I’m not a betting man, but if I were I would wager that there isn’t a human on earth who doesn’t like penguins. Sure, at the zoo you have your big cat lovers and your seal lovers, and your reptile lovers; but, who, pray tell, doesn’t simply adore

Crazed by the Sun,  by Lynn Strongin, Cyberwit.net

Crazed by the Sun, by Lynn Strongin, Cyberwit.net

Crazed by the Sun, by 2008, by Lynn Strongin, ISBN: 978- 81-8253-112-3, pp. 128, Cyberwit.net All of us yearn for instances of ecstasy, what editor Lynn Strongin calls “luminous moments” In a tangled and often difficult world, we hope not merely for r

A REVIEW OF PENUMBRA OF INDIAN VERSES BY SONNET MONDAL

A REVIEW OF PENUMBRA OF INDIAN VERSES BY SONNET MONDAL

REVIEW OF PENUMBRA OF INDIAN VERSES BY SONNET MONDAL Sometimes you will pick up a book and know right away that you are going to enjoy the poetry inside. This was certainly the case with penumbra. The poems are as genuine as they are relevant to all wou

A Question for the Gods: The Poetry of Ban'yu Natsuishi

A Question for the Gods: The Poetry of Ban'yu Natsuishi

A Question for the Gods: The Poetry of Ban'yu Natsuishi By Patricia Prime I first came to the haiku of Ban'yu Natsuishi through his international and multilingual haiku magazine Ginyu, which has contributors from all over the world, although it is predo

LINDA A. PETERS - Of Water and Petals: a finely crafted work of art

LINDA A. PETERS - Of Water and Petals: a finely crafted work of art

LINDA A. PETERS - Of Water and Petals: a finely crafted work of art (Published by Cyberwit.net, 2007, ISBN 978-81-8253-076-8, 159 pages, paperback, US$15) Of Water and Petals is a finely crafted work of fine literature, presenting highly visual narrat

ROBERT M. WILSON - All, At Once: trick or treat?

ROBERT M. WILSON - All, At Once: trick or treat?

All, At Once is commendable because of its breadth of subject matter, poetic styles and ambitiousness. Wilson effectively employs storytelling techniques and commentaries regarding questions and issues of philosophy, spirituality, social consciousness etc

VIJAIGANGA - Where the Horizons Converge: Poems on Peace

VIJAIGANGA - Where the Horizons Converge: Poems on Peace

Where the Horizons Converge: Poems on Peace is a visual work of literature, quite evocative and descriptive in its nature romanticism - at times a bit reminiscent of Walt Whitman. Vijaiganga wields the paintbrush with a combination of mental control and i

JAN OSKAR HANSEN:

JAN OSKAR HANSEN: "END OF A VOYAGE"

This latest collection of poetry and short prose by Jan Oskar Hansen exemplifies immense personal and artistic maturity. I have elsewhere written about Hansen's genius as regards the art of storytelling, and this work is no exception. Hansen seems to re-s

MARY BARNET: CONTEMPORARY AMERICANA BY A MATURE ARTIST

MARY BARNET: CONTEMPORARY AMERICANA BY A MATURE ARTIST

The New American: Selected Poems is an intelligent work by Mary Barnet, with illustrations by Richard E. Schiff (www.RichardSchiff.com). The title of this collection of poetry describes the book quite aptly. In my view, it represents the tradition of Amer

SHIRLEY BOLSTOK - Impassioned Soul: a courageous first book

SHIRLEY BOLSTOK - Impassioned Soul: a courageous first book

Impassioned Soul is a courageous first book by a talented author. Shirley Bolstok boldly takes up many aspects of life, personal development and human evolution without preaching ... and without cynicism or bitterness. Particularly moving are her poems ab