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Following Are Our Poets Of The Month!
Poet of the Month: September 2018
Nikoloz Baratashvili: Nikoloz “Tato” Baratashvili was a Georgian poet. He was one of the first Georgians to marry a modern nationalism with European Romanticism and to introduce “Europeanism” into Georgian literature. Despite his early death and a tiny literary heritage of fewer than forty short lyrics, one extended poem, and a few private letters, Baratashvili is considered to be the high point of Georgian Romanticism. He was referred as the “Georgian Byron”. Nikoloz Baratashvili, affectionately known as Tato, was born in Tiflis (Tbilisi), Georgia’s capital, which was then a principal city of Russian Transcaucasia. His father, Prince Meliton Baratashvili (1795–1860), was an impoverished nobleman working for the Russian administration. His mother, Ephemia Orbeliani (1801–1849), was a sister of the Georgian poet and general Prince Grigol Orbeliani and a scion of the penultimate Georgian king Erekle II. Baratashvili graduated, in 1835, from a Tiflis gymnasium for nobility, where he was tutored by Solomon Dodashvili, a Georgian patriot and liberal philosopher. Read More
Poet of the Month: August 2018
Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin: Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was born on the 26th of May, 1799 in Moscow in the noble family (his father was the retired major).
In the same day the emperor’s granddaughter was born. That’s way the chimes had been heard all over the town during the whole day. So, on casual concurrence of events the birthday of the Russian genius was marked by people’s rejoicing . The place of his born is also symbolic- Moscow is the heart of Russia, Russian life.
Future poet was christened on the 8th of May in honor of Holy Alexander, Konstantinopolskiy Patriarch, in the Pushkin`s parents, Sergei Lvovich and Nadezhda Osipovna, were distant relatives- second cousins.
This family (except Alexander were also Olga and Lev) belonged to the most educated part of the Moscow society.
Many poets, musicians, painters gathered in their house. French governesses, his grandmother Maria Alexeevna and the famous nanny Arina Rodionovna took part in Pushkin`s behaviour. Young poet also had access to his uncle’s library. All this influenced Pushkin and formed his soul. He wrote his first verses in French, that’ same in the lycee was “Frenchman”.
In 1811 he was selected to be among the thirty students in the first class at the lycee in Tsarskoye Selo. The syllabus of the lycee was rather extensive, but not well thought out. Pupils were prepared for high state career and had the rights of those who had graduated from the University.
A duel with d’Anthes took place on January 27, 1837. D’Anthes fired first, and Pushkin was mortally wounded; after he fell, he summoned the strength to fire his shot and to wound, slightly, his adversary. Pushkin died two days later, on January 29.
He was buried beside his mother at dawn on February 6, 1837 at Svyatogorsky Monastery, near Mikhailovskoe. Today, as annually on the 10th of February, 6th of June, 21st of August – memory day, the poet’s birthday and the date of his arrival at exile-at the poet’s gravestone a joint pray will be carried out for the repose of the eternal sole of Alexander Pushkin. Nowadays the poet’s grave is declared as the national property of Russian Federation. Read Poems
Poet of the Month: July 2018
Walt Whitman: Walt Whitman was born on May 31, 1819, the second son of Walter Whitman, a housebuilder, and Louisa Van Velsor. The family, which consisted of nine children, lived in Brooklyn and Long Island in the 1820s and 1830s. At the age of twelve, Whitman began to learn the printer’s trade, and fell in love with the written word. Largely self-taught, he read voraciously, becoming acquainted with the works of Homer, Dante, Shakespeare, and the Bible.
Whitman worked as a printer in New York City until a devastating fire in the printing district demolished the industry. In 1836, at the age of seventeen, he began his career as teacher in the one-room school houses of Long Island. He continued to teach until 1841, when he turned to journalism as a full-time career. He founded a weekly newspaper, Long-Islander, and later edited a number of Brooklyn and New York papers.
Along with Emily Dickinson, he is considered one of America’s most important poets. Read More
Poet of the Month: June 2018
Dorothy Walters: Dorothy Walters, PHD, taught college level English and American literature as well as Women’s Studies in various Midwestern universities for most of her professional life. In 1988, she took an early retirement from teaching and moved to San Francisco, where she lived for the next twenty-one years. She continues to write mystical poetry. Read More
Poet of the Month: May 2018
Mary Oliver: Mary Oliver, (born September 10, 1935, Maple Heights, Ohio, U.S.), American poet whose work reflects a deep communion with the natural world. Oliver attended Ohio State University and Vassar College but did not earn a degree. She worked for a time as a secretary for the sister of Edna St. Vincent Millay. Read More
Poet of the Month: April 2018
Mirza Abdul Qadir Bedil: Bedil presents his writings in a mysterious format, almost like riddles that one has to unlock. Each one of his verses needs interpretation along with the word by word translation from Dari/Farsi. His Hindi style presents the reader with the additional challenge of gaining insight into his wisdom. Bedil’s school of thought at the beginning had numerous followers in Afghanistan, India, Tajikistan, and Iran. Contrary to this, Bedil was, and is, well respected in Afghanistan and his work is treasured by all circles of Afghan society, to the extent that there are Bedil gatherings where his admirers recite his work and discuss the meaning of his wisdom. People who understand and have interpreted Bedil’s work are well respected and admired in Afghan society; they are called Bedil Shinasan (Bedil Experts) . Read More
Poet of the Month: March 2018
Sa’di Shirazi: Born in Shiraz, Sadi was the son of a minor poet. His father’s patron was Sad ben Zangi, from whom the younger poet took his takhallus, or poetical pseudonym, of Sadi. Unfortunately, all our knowledge of Sadi must be derived from his own writings. Generally his life is broken into three main periods. First, he is thought to have studied in Shiraz, his birthplace, and in Baghdad until 1226, leaving these cities only to go on pilgrimages to different religious shrines. While in Baghdad, he studied under the well-known Sufi Shaikh Shihabud-Din Suhrawardi, of whose unselfish piety Sadi makes mention in his first major work, the Bustan. He proved to be a very fine student and soon gained fame as a wit and poet of short descriptive passages. His early poetry on the whole represented well the clever, half-pious, half-worldly side of the Persian character. It was during the second period, from 1226 to 1256, that Sadi traveled widely and gained the experiences that were to be expressed so cogently later in his works. He left Shiraz largely because the old social and political infrastructure was breaking down. This was a period of warring and chaos in Persia. Sadi visited central Asia, India, Syria, Egypt, Arabia, Ethiopia, and Morocco. Read More
Poet of the Month: February 2018
Sir Allama Mohammad Iqbal: Sir Doctor Allama Muhammad Iqbal (November 9, 1877 – April 21, 1938) was a Muslim poet and philosopher who was born in Sialkot town, in British India (which is now in Pakistan). He became the national poet of Pakistan. He is also known as the poet of East. He wrote poetry in Urdu and Persian. Read More
Poet of the Month: January 2018
Hakim Sannai Ghaznavi: Hakim Abul-Majd Majdūd ibn Ādam Sanā’ī Ghaznavi was a Persian Sufi poet who lived in Ghazna, in what is now Afghanistan between the 11th century and the 12th century. He died around 1131. Sanai’s best known work is The Walled Garden of Truth or the The Hadiqat-ul Haqiqah. Read More
Poet of the Month: December 2017
Maulana Jalaluddin Mohammad Rumi Balkhi: Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi Balkhi was a 13th century Persian poet, an Islamic dervish and a Sufi mystic. He is regarded as one of the greatest spiritual masters and poetical intellects. Born in 1207 AD in the Balkhi Province of Afghanistan, he belonged to a family of learned theologians. Read More