Poetry

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

AZsacra ZARATHUSTRA - The Lotuses of Evil

AZsacra ZARATHUSTRA - The Lotuses of Evil

The publication of The Lotuses of Evil by AZsacra ZARATHUSTRA reveals extraordinary power of imagination and originality. As a poetic artist, AZsacra ZARATHUSTRA feels that 17 syllable is not mandatory for haiku. The poet forges new measures to unravel l

Mary Barnet - The New American: Selected Poems

Mary Barnet - The New American: Selected Poems

Mary Barnet's The New American, a collection of poems with illustrations by her husband Richard E. Schiff, reveals that Barnet is a poet of supreme poetic genius. We find melody and perfect finish in her poems:

Adam Donaldson Powell's Collected Poems and Stories

Adam Donaldson Powell's Collected Poems and Stories

Adam Donaldson Powell's Collected Poems and Stories contains a number of outstanding poems having "exquisite variety and varied exquisiteness". In this collection, Powell reveals an incomparable craftsmanship proved by his classifying the poems into four