Savannah, Georgia, United States
Savannah, Georgia, United States
American-born author Aberjhani is an historian, columnist, novelist, poet, and editor. Although well known for his blog articles on literature and politics, he is perhaps best known as co-author of Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance and author of The River of Winged Dreams. The encyclopedia won a Choice Academic Title Award in 2004.
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Popular Poems
The Poet-Angels Who Came to Dinner
Neither had been invited but both were welcomed.
They spoke through wordless intuition, cool nods of
"Peace-Be-Still," and, "As-Goes-Love-So-Goes-Life."
Angel of Better Days to Come
Rockets of blind faith
sputter and crackle dead dreams-
like time bleeding stars.
Holiday Letter for a Poet Gone to War
If in the midst of mannequin bombs
disemboweling pregnant insanity,
a poem of love should seduce your lips,
Gratitudes of a Dozen Roses
This rose of spiritual gratitude placed at the feet
of a Rasta Warrior Woman showers the earth
with sweetfire and hosannas and early morning glory.
Every Hour Henceforth
I know blackness as taught by my father:
"You are my joy and my genius," he often said.
I know blackness as taught by my mother:
Popular Quotes
08 April 2016
“A world without poetry and art would be too much like one without birds or flowers: bearable but a lot less enjoyable.”
08 April 2016
"In an age when nations and individuals routinely exchange murder for murder, when the healing grace of authentic spirituality is usurped by the divisive politics of religious organizations, and when broken hearts bleed pain in darkness without the relief of compassion, the voice of an exceptional poet producing exceptional work is not something the world can afford to dismiss."
08 April 2016
"The birth of a true poet is neither an insignificant event nor an easy delivery. Complications generally begin long before the fated soul carries its dubious light into whatever womb has been kind enough to volunteer the intricate machinery of its blood and prayers and muscles for a gestation period much longer than nine months or even nine years."


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