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SORGERY – Poem, by Jessica Tarahata Hagedorn

JESSICA HAGEDORN has received scholarships, which have helped her write a novel, which illuminates many aspects of Filipino experience (focusing on American influence through radio, television, and theaters). After publication in 1990, the novel gained a nomination for the National Book Award 1990. She was born in Manila in 1949 (from Scottish-Irish-French-Filipino mother to Filipino-Spanish father with a Chinese ancestor), ...

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MISTAKEN – Poem by Vikram Seth

He has published six books of poetry and three novels. Traditions and rites, beliefs and aspects of everyday life are the expressive horizon within which he spends words. In addition to writing, he likes music. In fact, he plays flute and cello. Cosmopolitan and polyglot writer Vikram Seth, in his works transmits the influence of the trips and cultures with ...

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ART AND REALITY, WATER AND CLOUDS – Shams Langroudi’s poetic horizon

Along with Hafez Moosavi and Shahab Mogharabin, he founded a contemporary poetry magazine, being convinced that “the relationship between art and reality is similar to that of water and cloud.” Although it seems that there is no relationship between They are, however, inseparable.” In his recent works, he used a more simplistic approach to language, along with sarcasm, building a ...

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MISSED YOU – Can Yücel’s poem

He is well-known for the use of vulgar language in his poems, where his ability to use words is extremely pleasing. His family was of great importance to him, and his loved ones are quoted in many of his poems. He was the son of a former minister, who had left a deep and lasting sign in the history of ...

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ALL IT TAKES IS – Thomas Boberg

Thomas Boberg is a Danish poet and travel writer born in 1960. He has an eye for the surreal and ultra-real in his poetry. Since he was 17, he has traveled to many parts of the world. He decided to live in Peru for a few years, so many of his works retain the memories of his travels in America. ...

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NO EXISTENTIAL FAITH – The silent horizon of Anneke Brassinga

Already in 1974 she published (with a pseudonym) prose and poetry in a literary magazine, but her first collection of poems was born in 1987. Anneke Brassinga, a poet, writer and essayist was born in Schaarsbergen in 1948. The postmodernist core of Anneke Brassinga‘s work is spirited and melancholy, full of surrealist nuances.  In 2008 she received the Constantijn Huygens ...

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JOURNEY INTO POETRY – Edith Sitwell, an avant garde poet and English genius

You also would stand in fron her image at the National Portrait Gallery, where people still stare at her aquamarines with the size of puddles. She, an English poet and an essayist, was born in Scarborough in 1887. Edith Sitwell writing life began around 1912, when she was 25. She was born into a noble family and was the sister ...

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JOURNEY OF SUFFERING AND ESTHETIC REDEMPTION – Amelia Rosselli, poems of painful and violent reality

She is one of the great poets of the 20th century, and her yet voice is comparable to the poets such as Akhmatova and Plath. Amelia Rosselli grew up as a refugee between France, England, and United States, where she was educated. She returned to Italy in 1949, settling eventually in Rome. She was born in Paris in 1930, as ...

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FLAMBOYANT AUSTRALIAN POET – Freedom, irony and solitude of Dorothy

Dorothy Porter is an Australian poet, who ranged from poetry to fiction. She was born in Sydney in 1954, growing up in Blue Mountains and Melbourne, graduating in 1975 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and History. In 1975, her first collection had signaled the arrival of a special voice to Australian poetry. She had taught creative writing prisons and ...

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GABRIELA MISTRAL – When love beauty, it is the shadow of God on the universe

Lucíla Godoy Alcayaga she was born on April 6th 1889 in Vicuña (a northern Chilean commune which borders Argentina). Her career as an educator and poet, owes its success to her oratory skills and unshakeable perseverance. She began her writing career publishing often controversial articles, which advocated for the rights of women. Her verses are difficult to recite, because of ...

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