POETRY

ALL THINGS CONSPIRE – Judith Wright

The poet of Mount Tamborine She was the second Australian woman, who received the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. Her first book of poetry “The Moving Image” was published in 1946. JUDITH WRIGHT was born in Armidale (New South Wales), spent her youth in Brisbane and Sydney, becoming extremely interested in Aboriginal reality. She has written numerous poems and letters …

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THROUGH POETRY – Charles Badger Clark

The imagery of American West He was born on January 1, 1883 in Albia (Iowa). His family moved to Dakota Territory, where his father served as a Methodist. There were interesting citizens, many made contributions to the state’s cultural growth. South Dakota is one of those western states, which were overrun by gold-hungry whites. Since no whites occupied the Black …

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SURRELISM IN LITERATURE

Creating a new linguage Their works was diverse as Surrealist approach in the visual arts. The major Surrealist painters were Salvador Dalí, Pierre Roy and Paul Delvaux, Joan Miró, Jean Arp and Max Ernst, André Masson, René Magritte and Yves Tanguy. In literature, Surrealism it was an artistic attempt to bridge reality and the imagination. Surrealists seek to overcome the …

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THIS LOVE – Angela Aki, Japanese songwraiter

Play the piano,  next to the Itano temples Konsen-ji is a temple in Itano (Tokushima Prefecture). Founded by Gyōki, it was rebuilt in the Edo period after being burnt. Dainichi-ji is also an Itano temple. https://en.japantravel.com/tokushima/dainichiji-itano/8346 The main image is by Dainichi Nyorai (it is said that the temple was founded by Kōbō Daishi, who carved the image). Born in …

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OCEAN OF MEMORY – Sagawa Chika, Japanese avant-garde poet

The beauty of nature, in a diary Hokkaido is the second largest island of Japan and the Tsugaru Strait separates Hokkaido from Honshu. The two islands are connected by the undersea railway Seikan Tunnel. There are many undisturbed forests in Hokkaido, including Shiretoko National Park (one of the most remote regions in all of Japan, much of the peninsula is …

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ANOTHER KIND OF NATION – Zhang Er

She was one of the featured poets in Qinghai Lake International Poetry Festival, at Xining. She is the author of multiple books in Chinese and in English translation. ZHANG ER was born in Beijing, and moved to the United States in 1986. She teaches at Evergreen State College, Washington.                                           The Chinese texts are presented in the original as well as …

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SILENT CHANGE IN RAJASTHAN – The poetic of Kanhaiyalal Sethia

His poems reflect the silent changes taking place in rural life, and the melting pot of elements (like nature and philosophy) inside the language, where every word seems to have been generated to suit the meaning of what the poet wants to convey to his readers. KANHAIYALAL SETHIA was a well known Rajasthani such an Hindi poet. He was born …

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I SAY NOTHING ANYWHERE – Noshi Gillani

Her zodiac sign is fish. She is a member of a generation of female poets and her experience of living in the US certainly has had a strong influence on her poems. In 1995 she settled in San Francisco (US), then moved to Australia, where three years later she married an Australian Urdu poet. Her fifth collection of poems was …

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RAIN FLOGS MY FACE – Bella Akhmadulina

For more than 40 years, she had been a royal presence on Moscow’s literary scene because she had a special aura from which everyone was magnetized. In the traditional metric system, she carried out a peculiar research on poetic language driven by the desire for purity expressive. Daughter of Tatar father and Italian mother, with a poetic collection of 1962, …

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WITH ALL DUE RESPECT – Vicente Aleixandre

Four were the stages of his poetic works: pure, surreal, anthropocentric and old age. Because of health problems, he could not have an active part in the Spanish Civil War, but he supported the Republican cause. Vicente Aleixandre, Nobel Prize for Literature in 1977, was born in Seville on April 1898, but spends his childhood in Malaga, then following the …

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