Poetry. Middle Eastern Studies. Omer Zamir's new collection, CHRYSOPYLAE, decodes a mind turned in on itself, pills sealed in "tin wombs impatient for birth" that wait like "…little saints/ Unborn," the paternal legacy in a bottle of a "Sea-tameless thirst//…shrine and anodyne, the Cain, the tart, / The arc and flood…" There is a Howl in these poems that reaches past the personal to the flow of collective experience. In CHRYSOPYLAE, Zamir has cast a net with gems at every crossing. A singular book for those who dare.
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Israeli born Omer Zamir is also a US citizen who has studied in the US and travels from time to time and now resides in Israel. 'Self-taught as a writer, Zamir has clearly been reading a wide range of great literature, and one hears echoes of writers like James Joyce, Gerard Manley-Hopkins, even of visionaries like William Blake. But his verse is far too spontaneous and authentic to be anything but singular.' His latest book is CHRYSOPYLAE (Deerbrook Editions, 2017). Author City: HALLOWELL, ME USA