Publish: 05 Mar 2022, 08:26 pm
and linguist Quazi Johirul Islam has highlighted the importance of Bengali
poetry in contemporary world literature.
According to him, we must find out firstly, the value of Bengali poetry, secondly, the position of Bengali poetry in the world. There are many poets in our country who are writing world-class poems, but the problem is that our poems do not have a presence in the world market. To get out of this problem we need to increase the presence of poetry in the world.
Quazi Johirul Islam made the remarks at Shampratik Deshkal's Spacial 'Boithoki' program titled 'The Status of Bengali Poetry in Contemporary World Literature' held at 12pm noon on Saturday (March 5).
The discussion session started after the exchange of greetings steered by the Shampratik Deshkal editor Eliash Uddin Palash.
Note that Quazi Johirul Islam is an eighties' poet. Although he wrote travels, stories, novels, and essays, he was basically a poet. His 65 books have been published. Of these, 21 books are of poetry. He has written new types of poems by removing verbs from poems. His verbless poetry 'Kriyapodhin Kobita (Verbless Poetry)' was first published from Kolkata, then from Dhaka. The book was also translated into Odisha from Bhubaneswar. Odisha's poet Pojit Patra translated the book. Johirul's book of English poetry, ‘Poems of Quazi Johirul Islam - Power of Words’ was included in the textbook of the City University of New York in 2018.
He was born on 10 February 1968 in Brahmanbaria district. He is currently the head of the UN Income Tax Department.
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