In his first interview of the year 2015, Aberjhani discusses with Poetry Life & Times editors Sara L. Russell and Robin Ouzman Hislop everything from what first inspired him to begin writing poetry as a teenager to current books and multimedia works in progress. The new interview has posted just in time for World Poetry Day (March 21) and National Poetry Month (April) 2015.
Poetry Life and Times An Interview with Author-Poet Aberjhani
In addition to the author’s frank responses to almost a dozen questions on diverse topics, the interview also features several complete poems, including: “Angel of Healing, for the Living, the Dying, and the Praying”; “A Poet’s Birthday Dance through Fire and Rain”; “The History Lesson”; and “Photographed Light of My Grandmother’s Soul”.
Aberjhani’s “Ode to the Good Black Boots” that Served My Soul So Well,” from a forthcoming volume of new and selected works, made its debut in the publication in October 2014. The editors published the poem “Gratitudes of a Dozen Roses” in 2012.
Poetry Life & Times is based in London and has an international readership. In addition to serving as the publication’s editors, Russell and Ouzman are highly-poets in their own right. Ouzman is also renowned as an accomplished translator of contemporary poetry.