About the Author
Creative Talents Unleashed is both thrilled and honored to announce the upcoming release of The Opening.
Born in 1950 in Herkimer, New York, along the Mohawk River, near the foothills of the mystical Adirondack Mountains, and raised in Ilion, New York, Dah has been a resident of Berkeley, California since 1980, where, for the past 13 years, he has been teaching ‘Chakra Four Yoga’ to children and adults.
A prolific writer and an awarding-winning photographer, Dah has been writing poetry for many years, and according to himself, he has not reached the degree of writing that he knows exists somewhere in his mind. Dah is working on his next collection of poetry.
Since 2013, 200 of Dah’s poems have been published in 100 reviews, journals and magazines by editors from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, India, Philippines, Spain, China, Africa, Australia, Poland and Ireland, which includes his essay ‘Grandmother’ (Estuary Magazine) and his essay ‘Bonnie Parker, Poet’ (The Linnet’s Wings, Ireland).
Dah is the lead editor of ‘The Lounge’, a poetry critique group that has motivated the growth of dozens of aspiring and accomplished poets, with members from Bangladesh, Sweden, the Philippines, UK, Pakistan, Africa, and the US.
‘Harbinger Asylum Magazine’ nominated Dah’s poem “Some god” for the Pushcart Prize.
Book Introduction: A seasoned poet, Dah, gifts us with his masterful, yet highly philosophical perceptions. His resplendent, artful pieces, cover such a breadth of his skillful work, that one is hard pressed to define the works singularly.
Dah writes with beauty and clarity on the esoteric, ethereal and spiritual manifestations of the soul, the stark realities of the disenfranchised, the aged, the homeless, the bereaved and captures the sensuality of love and sexual passion. His work is reminiscent of the paintings of Auguste Renoir; the earthy brushstrokes gain greater clarity from a distance. You must stand back from each piece and look at the magnitude of its entirety. Any lover of poetry will relate to these beautiful works, which overall is breath-taking.
In the poem, titled, “Death,” I was struck by this disturbing yet truthful line.
“What does it matter that we are born into death’s womb, waiting to be delivered”
Such are the works of Dah. Prophetic, beautiful and dreamlike, reminding me of Dance at the Moulin de la Galette, by Renoir. There is so much to be rediscovered, over and over, within two covers.
A refreshingly classic collection of work, a joy to behold.
-Brenda-Lee Ranta, author of A Soul Passenger
Preface . . .
As a follow up to his fourth book, The Translator, Dah’s sixth book, The Opening, displays the same metaphorical artistry that leads his readers into real and surreal imagery composed around the melancholic conditions of humanity’s social and spiritual realms with an emphasis on staying aligned with the healing power of the natural world.
About his poetry, Dah says: As a poet, my preference is to take life’s ordinary experiences and turn them into verbal art with a focus on nature, human observation, and everything else that my imagination can conjure into words of beauty and ugliness. I don’t always want my readers to feel comfortable, in that uncomfortable poetry can create startling epiphanies that enable an expansion of one’s mind.
Available March 10th, 2018
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