Cyberwit's best book Adam Donaldson Powell: the Making of a Poet has been released
While trying to comprehend the obscure questionings arising in his heart hungry for eternity, Powell gives a modern interpretation of the Cretan myths in his Collected Poems. Then to find promising signs, he visits the Buddhist temples in Nepal.
I am highly obliged to Albert Russo for writing an excelent Foreword to my book. He is the recipient of many awards, such as The American Society of Writers Fiction Award, The British Diversity Short Story Award, several New York Poetry Forum Awards, Amelia Prose and Poetry awards and the Prix Colette, among others. He has also been nominated for the W.B. Yeats and Robert Penn Warren poetry awards. His work, which has been praised by James Baldwin, Pierre Emmanuel, Paul Willems and Edmund White, has appeared worldwide in a dozen languages. His African novels have been favorably compared to V.S. Naipaul’s work, which was honored with the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001. He is a member of the jury for the Prix Européen and sat in 1996 on the panel of the prestigious Neustadt Prize for Literature, which often leads to the Nobel Prize. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet these two finest poets.
The chief characteristics of Powell’s works become clearly defined in his literary criticism. This brings us to a very significant question: What is the importance of Powell as a literary critic? Not being a theorist, Powell doesn’t create schools of theories to analyze the aesthetics of literature. Instead, like Dr. Johnson he "used his criticism for the practical purpose of helping others to better read and understand literature."
"My main concern is to provide authors of literary works (poetry, short stories, novellas, essays, novels etc.) and independent presses and facilitators of self-published books of quality with a new form of literary criticism: which is informative, which incites debate, which challenges author and reader, and which provides entertainment, but which at the same time functions as a marketing tool and an opportunity for authors to consider their own development and accomplishments from the perspective of another literature."
Powell admires Albert Russo’s The Crowded World of Solitude, Vol. 2. "This collection of poems denotes a clear and masterful demonstration of quality, breadth of content and form, political and social awareness, mastery of storytelling, a combination of the highly-polished and the "intentionally-
Powell’s comments about Jan Oskar Hansen (Portugal), a Norwegian expatriate, are very significant. He is very right in reminding us about "a Scandinavian social code called "Janteloven"
To write like this is quite different from T. S. Eliot. Powell is more positive than Eliot going too far in his negative outlook in The Waste Land. Powell’s great emphasis on "giving birth to the God within" (Collected Poems) and "transmuting "physicality / into crystalline light" makes us think how to bring harmony in our world. Powell himself admits that 2014 "is designed to provoke reflection. The solutions are only to be found in each and every one of us – beyond the illusions and distractions of individual and collective separation."
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