Poetry. "In THE SPIRITUAL LIFE OF REPLICANTS Murat Nemet-Nejat has found a way to filter the 'peripheral relationship of consciousness to wider natural forces' through a playful, deftly imaginative and nonetheless searing and immediate extended meditation on the binding necessity of disappearance [that] sounds, images, and physical forms must contend with. The book's elaborate Film Lumiere form makes room for transformative interplay between lyric, prose, page-as-visual-field, collaboration, translation, and something like speculative sensory observation, which honors the insights on perception made by directors such as Bresson and Brakhage while clearing a vast and vital space for poetry. THE SPIRITUAL LIFE OF REPLICANTS feels to me, on the level of feeling bringing about events, like a total breakthrough for the present art"—Anselm Berrigan.
Murat Nemet-Nejat is presently working on his poem Camels & Weasels. His recent publications include his translation from the Turkish poet Ece Ayhan, A Blind Cat Black and Orthodoxies (1997, new edition 2015), and the essays Holiness and Jewish Rebellion: 'Questions of Accent' Twenty Years Afterward, Languages of Modern Jewish Cultures: Comparative Perspectives (University of Michigan Press, 2016) and Dear Charles, Letters from a Turk: Mayan Letters, Herman Melville and Eda, Letters for Olson, gathered and edited by Benjamin Hollander (Spuyten Duyvil, 2016).Author City: HOBOKEN, NJ USA