Tali Cohen Shabtai,  the rhythm in your poetry traverses from the splashing contours of our blood stream, It crashes and falls over and above gorges of our heart boxes . The vivid imagery sits steadily in our memory boxes like a radio antennae on a transmitting device. The prowess carved in the marrow of your poetry proves beyond doubt that your worldview is super rich as it concocted the wealth of reason. The beat  throbbing  from this well choreographed  poetic ensemble provokes the reader  to dance  and speak  in  poetic  tongues of  both metaphor  and paradox. Suddenly the reader is joined on the poetic ritual dance stage and they all slide into trance .Extraordinary griot . TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC presents prowess and creativity in the personality of internationally acclaimed Poet and Prolific Writer Tali Cohen Shabtai-( Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA).

Controversial

I love people who

are controversial

that their polemic is spiced with unambiguity

in doses

that they eat throughout the day.

And that taboo is not only for purposes

of research for them

in the night hours

when the darkness encourages humankind

to communicate

hormone with hormone in the intercourse

of two

at the most!

There are other women

who fertilize a number of men

in a day, and wear a necklace around

their necks with ‘phallic’ stones

by the light of day

they are

the polyandrous.

I love controversial people

like Yeshayahu Leibowitz

who

forces us to see with brutal clarity

the sharp-tonged intonation

that for various reasons was comfortable for us

to evade

he earned Israeli society’s nickname “prophet of the apocalypse.”

He

conceived concepts of philosophical questions

and found in them contradictions

even though many claimed otherwise – 

for that I have solidarity with him

moreover, he did it so

differently from the accepted definition

that stimulates and challenges

my

intellect

his sharply-phrased wording and use

of the paradoxical

could instigate in me

an orgasm

of the sensual type

in the hours when I read

his book

“Five Books of Faith.”

I like being me

I don’t flow continuously

in the water

that you are sipping now

I shock your

digestion

until the body cries out

to vomit

like this poem that is not understood.

2.

Positive Psychology

Giving thanks is the understanding we

Won something not necessary we

Deserve it

And a grace is the theological term –

To thanks giving, it’s a free gift

I have failed in this subject and confessed

That he hasn’t  rested me of

Empty words

And of

Another exploded admonishment

3.

My Doctor

I have

My own “Thousand”

Carring your signture.

I wear them as an amulet–

Much like Umm Kulthum’s scarf amulet

The one she carried at every performance,

With a Thousand seeds of Parisian cocIne in it

I walk with them–

Like the thousand chemicals

In the poison that

Nietzsche carried permanently

In his pocket

But I don’t praise it–

So don’t ever try to train my brains

To be pleased

You know my heroes,

I was happy before I knew them

Before I barely knew

The difference between you and

A passer-by.

Tali Cohen Shabtai, is a poet, she was born in Jerusalem, Israel. She began writing poetry at the age of six, she had been an excellent student of literature. She began her writings by publishing her impressions in the school’s newspaper. Frst of all she published her poetry in a prestigious literary magazine of Israel ‘Moznayim’ when she was fifteen years old.Tali has written three poetry books: Purple Diluted in a Black’s Thick, (bilingual 2007), Protest (bilingual 2012) and Nine Years From You (2018).Tali’s poems expresses spiritual and physical exile. She is studying her exile and freedom paradox, her cosmopolitan vision is very obvious in her writings. She lived some years in Oslo Norway and in the U.S.A. She is very prominent as a poet with a special lyric, “she doesn’t give herself easily, but subject to her own rules”.Tali studied at the “David Yellin College of Education” for a bachelor’s degree. She is a member of the Hebrew Writers Association and the Israeli Writers Association in the state of Israel.In 2014, Cohen Shabtai also participated in a Norwegian documentary about poets’ lives called “The Last Bohemian”– “Den Siste Bohemien”,and screened in the cinema in Scandinavia.By 2020, her fourth book of poetry will be published which will also be published in Norway. Her literary works have been translated into many languages as well.

TIME  OF THE POET CURATOR – UNESCO-RILA Affiliate Artist .Freedom of Speech Fellow to PEN- Zentrum  Deutschland,Germany. Alumni  of the International Human Rights  Arts Festival in New-York, USA.Literary Arts Activism Diplomatie.  Globally Certified  Arts Mediums Curator and Influencer. Internationally Published Page and Spoken Word Poet. Writer in Residence.  Arts for Human Rights Catalyst.  Core Team Member of the Bezine Arts and Humanities Project. His illustrious poetry , hybrid writings , political commentary ,short fiction , book reviews  and Arts Features are published in more  than 400 spaces notably the Monk  Arts and Soul in  Magazine  in United Kingdom. Atunis Poetry.com in Belgium. Demer press poetry series in Netherlands. World Poetry Almanac in Mongolia.Poesia journal inSlovenia. Bezine Arts and Humanities Webzine in USA. The Poet a Day in Brooklyn ,USA. Litnet Writers Journal in South Africa. African Crayons in Nigeria. Poetry Bulawayo in Zimbabwe. Pulp-pit USA.the FictionalCafe international Journal , Texas USA. Best New African Poetry series in Zimbabwe, Zimbolicious Poetry Collections in Zimbabwe. Co-edited Street Voices International Publications with Andreas Weiland  in Germany.Co-Edited  Silent Voices Anthology, a Tribute to Chinua Achebe. Co-Edited the Corpses of Unity,solidarity collection to victimized Cameroonians with Nsah Mala. Curated and Edited the Zimbabwe We Want Poetry ,Inside Digraceland speaking poetic truth to the Mugabe regime and other bad regimes.  He owns the Time of  the Poet blog zine ,MIOMBOPUBLISHING that published the #GlobalCallforPeaceProject titled the Second of EARTH is Peace.A LETTER to the PRESIDENT his experimental  resistance poetry collection was released  in August 2019 by Mwanaka and Media Publishing.. Co- Authored Whispering Woes of Ganges and Zambezi with Sweta Vikram in India. Good Morning President his first poetry collection was published in 2011  by Zimbabwean published based in United Kingdom, Diaspora Publishers.COVID 19 Satansdeadly fart is forthcoming. Chirasha is  Founder  and the Chief Editor of Brave Voices Poetry Journal, https://bravevoicespress.home.blog/ 

TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC-An Internet-based Writers’ Center, archiving theme-based Digital Poetry Anthologies and  publishing Iconic Poets, Writers and Artists from around the globe. TIME OF POET REPUBLIC was founded by UNESCO-RILA Affliate ARTIST, Freedom of Speech Fellow PEN-Zentrum Deutschland, 2019 African Fellow ihraf.org and acclaimed Literary Arts Diplomatie, Mbizo CHIRASHA.

One thought on “Time with Poet Extraordinaire ,Tali Cohen Shabtai.

  1. A blazing poetry to go through
    like walking across the tiding Elysian Bay to coalesce spark of green bedazzling in bare beach of unveiled beauty in reflection with desire of alchemy to absorb covalency as Chilet complex of love wrapped in hormonal tide in ocean of urge…. Yet inviolable…
    emotive write like inflorescence of sunflower
    Evocative like cry of ecstasy to embrace songs of symphony with ingenuity of metaphors.

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