Nyein Way

Bronze Star - 2,295 Points (1d9.1.1962 / Yangon)

Biography of Nyein Way

a poet, multi-disciplinary artist, post-conceptual writer/a text-based artist and educator
Date of Birth: January 19,1962
Real Name: U Maung Maung Thein
Pen Name: Nyein Way/? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? (it is not spelt like? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ;) (There can have another poet with the name Nyein Wai or nyein way: be careful! ! ! ! ! !
Education: B.A.(English) , Post-graduate Diploma in English Language Teaching, Cambridge Certicate in ELT(CEELT Level 2)
(1) An anthology of poems within 20 years named'Words and Tree' in 2005
(2) An educational book'Classroomology' in 1999
(3) Video art: (1) Isolated Sports in 2005 shown in poetry workshop and poetry reading programme in 2005 in Yangon
: (2) " CIRCUITS" in 2010, shown in Wathan Film Festival, YANGON, MYANMAR in 2017.
(4) A Poetics Book 'Conceptual Poetics and A Contemporary poet'
in August,2009.
(5) YouTube - IG2BA (Unilateral Culture Exchange) - DAN KWONG & NYEIN WAY

2 min 13 sec - 24 Apr 2009
Dance excerpt from 'IT'S GREAT 2B AMERICAN', performed Nov. '08, LA Theater Center. Text by Burmese poet Nyein Way. Camera - Mark...
www.youtube.com/watch? v=TC-4nv0xwBA - Related videos
(6) GA GA NA NA-a post-conceptual and text-based artwork
is published in october,2010.
(7) ''Anamataga'', an experimebtaland postconceprual poetey book in 2012.
(8) ''Biopsy Of Silence'', Wittgenstein's Lab(1962-2063)
in 2016, an experimental poetry book.
(9) 99-RIVERS: the 21st cenrury new world poetics, an experimental powtry book on essay-poem in 2017.
(10) " TOTAL POETRY" , an experimental powtry book in 2015.
(11) " A POSTCONCEPTUAL DICTIONARY: a biligual book, an experimental poetry book structuring all definitions of words as one long poem.
(12) Biopsy Of Silence(2016)
(13) 99~RIVERS; the 21st century new world poetics(Feb,2017)
(14) In the anthology of asia~pacific writings" The Near And The Far" (2016) by SCRIBE PUBLICATION, London and Austrakia.
Educational aims of Q.E.L.C. Language Centre:

He had worked as a part-time tutor at Department Of English at Yangon University Of Hlaing Campus{R.C(2) } from 1984 to 1995,

He wants to help kids to think for themselves in a critical and
humanistic way through teaching English as a second or foreign
language.His greatest aim is to make kids know that education is life
long learning and having an informed choice in a critical
attitude, reflecting their own experiences and others' experiences and
opinions-learing by doing things and learning by critically
interactive with others, experssing their own opinions, building up self
esteem in the learning community and existing society. I want to know more about how
developed countries are building up educational community compared to
a country like Myanmar and from that educational and international
experiences, he can have more energy to build up, i would say, a
democrative, open and critical community through the classroom and reflecting and contemplating on
daily experiences.
He woyld like to train teachers to be more effective and critical for the
community they work for, too.
So he had also given educational workshops for teachers for
English at British Council and American centre workshops since 1999.
He had done some poetry readings and performances for some schools
in Yangon such as international school yangon and alliance francaise, Yangon.

About Nyein Way's poems: All his poems are about the bridges alternative realities are wired.When the basic humanities are fragmented in any situations, realities are multifaceted beings and poetry is made through life as bridges for peace, humanity and intellectual growth.

He said " I never write poems under the category 'Politics and my poems are (3 As) being and becoming apolitical, astronomical and apoetic crossing many a boundaries in the arts and culture zone as a a cuttibg~
edge " postconceptual balance of life, intelligence & multtude in time of peace, harmony & wisdom."

Inspirations: Gertrude Stein, Beckett, John Cage, Jackson Mac Low, Zukofsky, Alan Gingberg, Frank O'hara, Charles Bernstein, Kenneth Goldsmith, ancient asian poets and poetics, Htayrawada buddhism's Pathana texts which manifest 24 machineries existing and connecting to reveal causes and effects and to self-realize the conceptual liberation and to knoe and to reflect conceptualization process, any cartoons and animated characters and children literature and everyday life of ordinary people

He had helped British poet Ruth Padel to make meeting with Myanmar poets and translated some of her favourite poems from different countries when she visted Myanmar in 2002
gave poetry workshops both inside and outside the country(Myanmar) -American Centre, Alliance Francaise, art centers, international schools and Gitemeit music centre participated in the Mekong project artists-in-residency programme in Phenom Penh, Cambodia in Nov,2004, together with artists from Mekong region
made collaborative performances with artists from USA, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, China, Vietnam, Finland, Hongkong
made NIGHT, MOON, DANCE performance with international artists based on his Trilogy poem'night, moon dance'
a contributor of an article about Myanmar theatre for the Encyclopedia of Asian Theatre published by Greenwood Publishing House, NYC which have got the best reference book award by the American Library Association in 2008.
One of his poems was published in the 'THE' literary magazine, Santa Fe, New Mexico, the United Stated of America in July,2008.Make poetry reading events in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA and Malibu, Los Angeles, California, USA in June,2008.
One of his poems he wrote during his one-month long stay in 18th street arts center, Santamonica, Los Angeles, California was used in multi-media artist Dan Kwong's Performance 'It's great 2B an American' in June,2008 at highway performance center at 18th street arts center.
He has Read poetry with performance, collaborating with dancers, singers and musicians from New York, Beijing, Thailand and Germany in the multimedia performance sponsored by Asian Cultural Council at Gitameit Music center, Yangon in December,2008.Made poetry reading with performance at International Performance Festival'BEYOND PRESSURE'together with international artists from Canada, Malaysia, Korea and Vietnam and read a paper on 'Artists Communities in Myanmar' in December,2008.
He read poetry at the most famous theatre troupe in Myanmar'Shwe Man Chan Tha theatre troupe at Independence Day Festival in the football field of Hlaing Township, Yangon, collaborating with the performance 'Philosophy Tree' by New York-based Thai Dancer'Khun Pichet, artist Myat Kyawt and Shwe Man Chan Tha Chantha on January 3,2009.
One of his poem'Light's Shadow' is placed in the new music programme by artistic director and composer William Jason Raynovich with Featuring Composers: Boustead, Carter, Oehlers, Raynovich, Sierra, Pulizer Prize winner of music Steven Stucky, Villa-Lobos on Sunday, May 17th,7: 00pm
at Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
2320 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, USA.where his Clarinet Sonata will receive its Chicago premiere.
Having read the poem 'Clay Revolution' together with musians; Kit Young (USA) , Dephanie(Germany) and performance artists; Myat Kyawt & Daw Htay Htay at 'Tribute to singer Htoo Ein Thin'at Gitameit music center, Yangon Myanmar on August 14,2009.Read the poem'Next Window To Puppet City' at NEXT WINDOW art exbition held at Lawkanat Art Gallery, Yangon on August 28,2009.
Read POetry with performance'VICTORY' on September 25,2009 at 'Natural &environmental art exibition' at Lokanat art gallery, Yangon, Myanmar.
Make a performance piece'Back To Dream' at New Zero Art Space, Yangon on Oct 28,2009.
Make poetry reading and improvising poetry as a narrator in multi-disciplinary performance of the story 'FOUR PUPPETS' at 'Master Class in Asian Puppetry', collaborating with puppeteers, musicians, directors from USA, Thailand, Myanmar and Germany at Empty Space Chiangmai(ESC) in Chiangmai, Thailand, Bangkok Culture and Art Centre in Bangkok on Jan 15, Jan 16 and Jan 20,2010.
Make performance art'CIRCUITS' with collage poetry and improvosational text by Nyein Way, Matin Heidegger(being and time) , Craige Dworking(Strand) and Caroline Bergvall, on February 7,2010 at Lokanat Gallery, Yangon.
Show text-based artwork 'MAHAJANAKA-CIRCUIT PAGE TWO' and read the translation poem of Arthur Sze's Before Completion(1989) jsjustaposed with Artist Chan Aye's Art work Untitled Light boxes at 'Crossing Borders' Myanmar Contemporary art movement at lokanat gallery, Yangon from Aug 30 to September 3,2010.
On December 28 &31, he read and performed combination and rummagings of poems titled 'TRUTH BANKS' at action painting festival held at Dagaung Art Gallery in Yangon, Myanmar.
He had attended IRRAWADDY LITERARY FESTIVAL ILF in Yangon, Myanmar and had given talks and poetry readings since the first one in 2013.
He was rewarded a WrICE residency programme in Hoinn and Hanoi Vietnam and Melbourne, Australia by WRICE PROGRAMMES in 2015.In the same year he had attended Melbourne Writers Festival MWF and Queensland Poetry Festival QPF reading poetry and giving talks about poetry situation under censorships.
He has also given poetry reading and poetry talks inside and outside Myanmar when invited.
His contributes to a
He is living together with his wife, a son and a daughter, who are both medical doctors, enjoying family values and family life peacefully in Yangon, Myanmar.


Poetry Website: www.poemhunter.com/nyein-way

Educational institution:

Q.E.L.C.language Centre.156,4th floor(left) , between 46th and 47th streets, Anawratha Road, Botataung township, Yangon.PH: 95-1-724520
E-mail: mmtqelc@gmail.com

Nyein Way's Works:

An ELT Book'CLASSROOMOLOGY', the study of the classroom

A collection of poems'WORDS AND TREE'within 20 years.

A Poetics Book 'Conceptual Poetics and Contempoprary Poet'

A post-conceptual poetry book'GAGANANA' which means knowing precisely and in details

PoemHunter.com Updates

Logic Of Uncertainty

No criticism dissolving into the reality of nowhere
Who can say you are so true to yourself
Swaying leaves falling from the sky of limitless hope called 'being human' the address in the world of no reconigination
Dead brain dead imaginatoin dead future without maps
Calling out on the piano blackenede truths
Diving into the pooof heartless decision
No ending but only labyrith on floating education

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