Poetry. Middle Eastern Studies. IO'S SONG is poem, energy field, myth, and autobiographical essay. It is "signatures' colors." As the author states near the end of the work, Myth is not a narrative applied, but dis-covered. The narrative that emanates against our will revealing ITSELF, A VIOLENT LIGHT that descends and leaves. Every myth is an arrival and escape, departure which in truth is death. This is due to the nature of words, their will to metamorphoze themselves from meaning to meaning, AS BEEING, crossing boundaries across human will, human reason or human culture, seeing ourselves thru the mirror of language as a reflection, willess, bobbing on the alien surface (facade) of words, ceding to insanity to plumb its depths.
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.
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