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Re-markings: A World Assembly of Poets

Re-markings: A World Assembly of Poets

Genre: Poetry Anthologies (Adults)
Publisher: Re-markings (January 2018)
ISBN: 978-9387281851 (paperback)
Paperback: 418 pages


If Plato’s case in keeping poets away from the Republic is based simply on the argument that they are creatures of passion likely to be harmful to an ideal state, it is certainly an erroneous assumption. Shakespeare may have equated the “poet” with the “lunatic” and the “lover” but the wise bard was quick to observe what the poet alone among them was capable of. In 2017, Re-Markings published A World Assembly of Poets as its signature Special Number, guest-edited by Dr. Tijan M. Sallah. The contributors include poets from all the five continents and over sixty countries. Even a cursory glance at the volume will convince you that only in the true Republic of Poets all demarcations separating one individual from the other can disappear.

Re-Markings, a biannual journal of English Letters (published in March and September), aims at providing a healthy forum for scholarly and authoritative views on broad socio-political and cultural issues of human import as evidenced in literature, art, television, cinema and journalism with special emphasis on New Literatures in English including translations and creative excursions. Special Sections based on specific events, issues and themes are a regular feature of Re-Markings. Besides including contributions from noted scholars and critics, the journal makes an earnest endeavour to encourage newcomers and young scholars by introducing their work to the academic fraternity in the country and all over the globe.

Contributors: Vladimir Lucien • Summer Edward • Maryam Ala Amjadi • Ariel Dorfman • Per Wastberg • Shiv K Kumar • Sonia Sanchez • Jonah Raskin • Rita Dove • Kofi Anyidoho • VĂ©ronique Tadjo • Gurcharan Rampuri • Diane Fahey • Walter W. Hoelbling • Shanta Acharya and more


Praise & Reviews for Re-Markings: A World Assembly of Poets []
"Simply beautiful, even breathtaking. Sure to become an essential work for readers and scholars."
    —Charles Johnson, National Book Award-winning author of The Middle Passage

"This Assembly has variety: voice, language, metaphor, and usage that seem to spring from the soil of the nations from which they originate. We will not mistake a poem from Spain for one from Russia, even when the themes are similar or nearly identical."
    —Fred Chappell, T.S. Eliot Award-winning author of Dagon

"Published as a special number of the sixteen-years-old and still going strong literary journal Re-Markings, this issue is not only a collector’s item but an absolute must-have for any serious student or lover of literature. In a world riven by war and strife, this special number makes a bravely unique and concentrated effort to unite, within the same cover, living poets from across all continents; poets who are aware of, and alert towards, not just the craft of poetry but also of the dilemmas confronting humanity, nations, and cultures today."
    —Dr. Urvashi Sabu, Associate Professor, Department of English, PGDAV College, Delhi University, Delhi

Press []
Review Essay in The Huffington Post