Image: © Jan Miklaszewicz
I woke up this morning to an eagerly awaited book, Istangrade, by Jan Miklaszewicz, waiting on my Kindle.
Istangrade is Jan’s sixth solo release. This collection of poetry begins in the middle of an Istanbul winter and concludes at the outset of a Belgrade Autumn.
I have been a reader of Jan’s work for some time and these exceptional poems take you on a journey of reflection and remind you of the things we take for granted. His poetry leaves thoughts about what is not written, thoughts hidden between lines, thoughts which follow you throughout a day.
As writer, E.M. McConnell, (author of Swans and Stars) said of Jan and Istangrade, ‘If you like parody delivered in a deadpan voice, seasoned with clever wordage and quiet emotion, this is the poet for you.’
From the discomfort of balding men to the wonder of ‘fog fading in a heavy-lidded district of Istanbul, these poems carry all the emotions the enormity of a city brings. His poem, Wonder, says it all.
If you want to find out more about Jan and buy this book, which I highly recommend, then please visit his linktree page.
8 thoughts on “Book Review: Istangrade”
Thanks for the recommendation. Sounds beautiful and inspiring. 🙂 Alicia
It is an excellent collection of short poems, Alicia. Thanks for taking time out to leave your kind words.
This poetry book sounds awesome, and I LOVE the cover!
Thanks, Priscilla. If you like poetry I would recommend having a look at Jan’s work.
Thanks for sharing this, Davy. Took a peek inside the book at Amazon. It seems like a good one. A place can actually be a person in so many ways. 🙂
Thank you, Terveen. I like that thought. I always feel cities have a humankind intimacy. Jan’s book is definitely worth a read.
Thank you for this , Davy. I am going to be reading this poet.
Thank you, yassy. I am sure you will like his work.