CTI News Room--Within weeks of the release of his first novel, the controversial “Christmas When Music Almost Killed the World,” American author Aberjhani made a surprise move with the early-December release of a powerful collection of poetry titled “The Bridge of Silver Wings,” which may be viewed at http://www.authorsden.com/visit/viewwork.asp?AuthorID=25279 .
In a recent interview posted on The Student Operated Press, author Chase Von discussed with Aberjhani the sometimes controversial nature of his work. They also talk about his prolific output, which includes the award-winning “Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance” and his critically acclaimed “I Made My Boy Out of Poetry.” Von described the writer as “arguably one of the best and most recognized poets in the contemporary field.” The interview is scheduled to run in a blog series on Creative Thinkers International at http://www.creativethinkersintl.ning.com/
“The Bridge of Silver Wings” is Aberjhani’s third volume of poetry but only the second to make it into hard print. His “Visions of a Skylark Dressed in Black” was made available as an e-book but to date has not been published in hard print volume, though many of the poems in that collection have appeared in ESSENCE Magazine and been celebrated worldwide.
Moreover, the Telfair Museum of Savannah’s African-American Friends of the Arts Committee has undertaken a fundraising campaign to finance, with Bonaventure Books, the author’s much-anticipated ELEMENTAL book project with the artist Luther E. Vann. Both “The Bridge of Wings” and Aberjhani’s new novel feature cover art by Vann. The ELEMENTAL project is comprised of a collection of Vann’s art with corresponding poetry by Aberjhani.
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