Βιβλίο Άλφα of Prose Poems is the fourth book of poetry by Saad Ali. It’s the first installment in his anthology of Prose Poems.
The poems, on this occasion, are a homage to the most contentious form of the literary art i.e. prose poem. The ekphrases, on this occasion, are inspired by the paintings of a number of renowned classical, modern, postmodern and contemporary painters such as Michelangelo, Munch, Dali, Dix, Chagall, Luzajic, et cetera. The literary critics profess that what differentiates this form of poetry from verse, rhyme, et cetera is its trademark id est absence of line breaks. Of breaks—there are none here in Ali’s poetic discourses either. Of lines—there is a plethora of them here committed to capturing of all manner of events (from most simple to most complex) in human life.
The book, inadvertently, is a tribute to Ali’s hallmark apparatuses i.e. contemplation and satire that take on existence and human condition in a rather direct and concrete fashion here; whereby, reflecting on the instances of fear, nostalgia, remorse, redemption, hate, affection, romance, courage et cetera—in both subjective and objective manner.
Besides being a tribute to one of the profoundest human inventions i.e. language (and its subsequent facilitations such as literature, et cetera), this florilegium also is an invitation to all (human beings) for an individual and collective reflection on existence and human condition(s)—in both subjective and objective manner.