The Essential Humility of Poets and Skylarks

Celebrated as a poet, historian, journalist, essayist, and writer of fiction, U.S. author and former Air Force editor Aberjhani continues to win the hearts of readers with fourth poem published this year (2005) in popular ESSENCE Magazine.

(PRWEB) August 21, 2005 -- With a total of three poems published this year in the April and May editions of the world-famous ESSENCE Magazine, celebrated author Aberjhani has achieved what few poets have with the publication of a fourth poem in the August 2005 issue of the magazine.

The author’s poem, “Fulton Street/The Series,” is presented on page 179 and also slated for publication in ELEMENTAL, his book of art and poetry with the award-winning Savannah artist Luther E. Vann. “This is actually the fourth poem they have published from ELEMENTAL, which is somewhat unprecedented for a book that hasn’t hit the market yet,” said Aberjhani. “But I’m extremely grateful because this particular poem actually contains both my name and Luther E. Vann’s in the text itself. That’s a pretty special kind of honor to receive from a magazine with a circulation of seven million readers worldwide.”

Featured on the cover of the August ESSENCE is acclaimed actor Terrence Howard, currently wowing movie fans with his roles in several recent films, including: Crash, Hustle & Flow, Four Brothers, and the Outkast HBO musical, My Life In Idlewild. Other noted writers and poets in the issue include: Eric Jerome Dickey, Michael Eric Dyson, Lisa Gillard, Haki R. Madhudbuti, Sierra Leone, Askia M. Toure, Maria Chisolm, and Akwasi Agyeman.

In addition to his work in ESSENCE, Aberjhani also recently joined the international line-up of writers and artists featured on the stylish EXPOSE'D web site. Like his own site, known as The Black Skylark Z-Ped Music Player, the EXPOSE'D we site showcases his fiction and creative nonfiction as well as his poetry. EXPOSE’S holds the advantage of containing new and previously unpublished writings by the author. However, presented on The Black Skylark Z-Ped Music Player are poetry and prose dedicated to the great singer Luther Vandross (April 20, 1951-July 1, 2005). Consequently, both sites are well worth the visit.

Furthermore, writers and readers around the world on the Internet honored the author’s life and work with tributes presented in honor of his birthday in July. The author-poet also holds the distinction of winning this year the Choice Academic Title Award and Memphis Black Writers Conference Best Historical Book Award for The Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance (co-authored by Sandra L. West). His other published books are: I Made My Boy Out of Poetry, and The Wisdom of W. E. B. Du Bois.

Because of increasing interest in his writings, the Savannah-born author, whose career began as an editor for the U.S. Air Force in Alaska and Great Britain, is currently communicating with various speaker bureaus to prepare for live presentations of his work toward the latter part of 2005 and throughout 2006. At present, readers and interested organizations may contact him through his web sites.   

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