A poem from Contributing Editor John Mateer’s forthcoming collection Emptiness: Asian Poems 1998-2012.
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Contributing Editor John Mateer elegizes Nelson Mandela with his English-language Xhosa praise poem.
For me, as a poet, as someone wanting to rid my language of violence, I thought I must return to contemplate what can be found in this strange, ghostly English I use, to find what represents Arabic vestige and what that poetics might be.
Australian poet John Mateer contemplates recent literary events in Bali and Perth, Australia, celebrating a wide range of world writers and detailing his own offerings to the Gods of Attention.