REVIEW OF “CLOUD COMPASS”, by Marta Knobloch, 58 pages, cyberwit.net, 2014. This is a masterly work by a profound poet. It is perhaps one of the best poetry chapbooks that I have read. The book is in two sections; the first entitled “Shadow Painting”, with poems inspired by the life and work of Laurence Hope […]Read more "2016-2017: selected book reviews by Adam Donaldson Powell."
SHORT AUTHOR BIO: ADAM DONALDSON POWELL (Norway) is a multilingual author, literary critic, and art photography critic; and a professional visual artist. He has published several literary books (including collections of poetry, short stories, and novellas, two science fiction novels, and essays) in the USA, Norway and India; as well as numerous works in international […]Read more "Essays on literary criticism and on multilingual literature."
Adam Donaldson Powell’s preface to the haiku collection “Flying Pope”, by Ban’ya Natsuishi: A MODERN MASTER OF HAIKU PAINTS THE COLLECTIVE CONSCIENCE. A gong sounds somewhere in the distance, and in the silence that ensues the reverberations of the collective conscience precipitate a collage of impressions that are at once familiar, and yet far beyond […]Read more "From the archives: previous essays on the haiku of Ban’ya Natsuishi."
ESSAY ABOUT THE HAIKU OF SAYUMI KAMAKURA SAYUMI KAMAKURA: the timelessness of the veil behind the veil behind the veil. Literary criticism based on “A Crown of Roses”, a haiku collection by Sayumi Kamakura, published by Cyberwit (India), 2007, 70 pages, ISBN 978-81-8253-090-4, and “A Singing Blue: 50 Selected Haiku”, published by Ginyu Press (Japan), 2000, […]Read more "From the archives: previous literary criticism of the haiku of Sayumi Kamakura."
ESSAY ABOUT THE HAIKU PUBLISHED BY THE WORLD HAIKU ASSOCIATION World Haiku 2008, No. 4: a multilingual collection of contemporary haiku from around the world. (Published by Schichigatsudo Publishing, Tokyo, Japan, ISBN 978-4-87944-117-1, $15, €13, 2008, 230 pages, softcover, edited by Ban’ya Natsuishi for the World Haiku Association) This year’s edition of World Haiku (the […]Read more "From the archives: literary criticism about haiku books by World Haiku Association, Geert Verbeke, Santosh Kumar and Yuko Tange."
Not to be outdone by art critics who proclaim many contemporary successful artists as “overrated”, literary critic Anis Shivani has also joined in on the always popular pastime of celebrity shit slinging: The 15 Most Overrated Contemporary American Writers, By Anis Shivani Shortly afterwards, several others jumped on the bandwagon: 15 Reactions to Shivani’s 15 […]Read more "“Overrated authors …?” Literary critics join in on the shit slinging."