Scribbles of a Madman
Scribbles of a Madman is Nineb Lamassu's 6th collection and the 5th which Enheduanna Publishing has published for Lamassu to date.
Lamassu has established himself as one of the most innovative modernist Assyrian poets of our time and his poetry requires no introduction.
In this collection of 308 pages of poetry, Lamassu is both romantic and critical: critical of the current status quo of Assyrian politics and the shortcomings of Assyrian intelligentsia. His poetry is the voice of a people in distress.
As a romantic, his poetry is both risqué and provoking, some might even see his romantic poems, in this collection, worthy of censorship. It is always a fine line between poems of sincere love emotions and poetic expressions of lovemaking, on one hand, and pornographic poetry on the other. In this collection, Lamassu toys with crossing this fine line and this is exactly what makes this collection an exciting read.
My Poetry, Sorrow and Desires
Thirty Springs and an Autumn
This is Nineb Lamassu’s latest poetry collection, consisting of thirty poems; half of which are written in Eastern Assyrian and the other half in Western Assyrian.
Lamassu wrote these poems during the month of April 2017, as part of ‘A Poem a Day’ celebration of National Poetry Month.
Other than the challenge of writing a poem a day for the thirty days of April, Lamassu set himself yet another challenge: to end all of the poems with a paraphrase from Rabi William Daniel’s Qatine the Great masterpiece.
This is certainly a must read and comes highly recommended.