ISBN 9781779331502
Pages 106
Dimensions 216x216 mm
Published 2024
Publisher Mwanaka Media and Publishing, Zimbabwe
Format Paperback

Of poets, gods, ghosts, irritants and storytellers: Diagramatologically unleashed

by Tendai Rinos Mwanaka

The three Ps of art: Poetry, Painting and Photography are conjoined with essays in this artistic offering that deals with what it means to be a poet, what constitute a poem, art, art forms, content, and the poet's vocation. It consists of 33 poems, 40 paintings, 7 essays, 10 photographs and an artist statement. Borrowing from the statement by Robert Duncan that poetry comes from God, and twisting it to mean that anything that comes from God and has a life of its own is a god, the poet here becomes a god. He is a god in the form of Adam who is beholden to the earth. He knows there is no heaven for him, so through poetry he creates a heaven for him and his readers using words, images, metaphors, light, lines, diagrams, circles, space, photography...

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About the Author

Tendai Rinos Mwanaka

Tendai. R. Mwanaka is a multi-disciplinary artist from Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe. His oeuvre of works touches on non-fictions, essays, poetry, plays, fictions, music, sound art, photography, drawings, paintings, video, collage, mixed media, inter-genres and inter-disciplines. His work has been published in over 300 journals, anthologies and magazines in over 27 countries.