By: Marilyn L. Davis
Today our Sunday Spotlight is on Anwar Gheni Jaber, an Iraqi poet, writer and artist. Anwar is the author of “Narratopoet”; (2017), “Mosaic”; (2017) and 50 other books.
His name has appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies. One of his recent awards is “World Laureate-Best Poet in 2017 from WNWU”.
With purposefully chosen language, Anwar gives us glimpses into his world and allows us to know him, his country, his pain, and joy. What I find in all of his poetry is the ability to transcend differences and find the common ground – our humanness, longings, dreams, and emotions.
Narrative Expressionism and Digital Expressionism
Anwar explains these types of poems:
“Narrative expressionism is writing style where the literary piece has been written in a narrative – lyric system in which the written text has appeared with the narrative superficial structure and deep poetic one. In narrative expressionism the narrative text composed of poetic elements and there is no time, place, or characters, but there are poetic, lyric, imagery elements which have been narrated. In this hybrid system, the glory of both; prose and poetry have transfigured completely, so it reaches the infinite target of prose poetry writing. The expressive narrative text appears in one block; no lines, no breaks and no blanks.
The anti-narrative, narrative and anti-poetic poetry co-exist in the narrative expressionistic system. Traditionally, the writing depends on the meanings to produce its effect and its emotional impact on the reader, and usually, the narrative poetry uses the frank storytelling style to form its shape, but in narrative expressionistic expressive narrative, the dependence is on the abstractive emotive aspect of the language with narrative resisting the narrative and appears in final anti-narrative figure.”
Published poems by Anwar Gheni Jaber on Two Drops of Ink:
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