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 the editor and translator of EDA: AN ANTHOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY TURKISH POETRY (Talisman 2004). Poet, translator, essayist, a number of his books include IO'S SONG (Chax, 2019), ANIMALS OF DAWN (Talisman, 2016), THE SPIRITUAL LIFE OF REPLICANTS (Talisman, 2011), Orhan Veli. I, Orhan Veli (Hanging Loose, 1989), Rosestrikes and Coffee Grinds (Talisman, 2010), A Blind Cat Black and Orthodoxies (Sun and Moon Press, 1997; Green Integers, 2016), Y'ol (Spuyten Duyvil, 2018). Murat Nemet-Nejat is presently working on the poem "Camels & Weasels" and the translations of selections from the Turkish poets Sami Baydar and küçük Iskender's poetry.Author City: HOBOKEN, NJ USA