The expressions of injustice are real, the opportunity to respond to a man on fire is either put water on him and store the fuel for another attack or let it burn out completely. The later choice is the one my closest are now doing. See, Berkeley is a vital garden of minds, fruitful and rich. Yet, it needs to somehow restore a trace of its old ways. The millennial are a lost generation, student loan debt albatrosses around their necks. Nooses of debt pacify them to hiding. Until, it breaks. Until, they find their immortal soul. Their true selves. Some are painters, tricked to be marketers. Some are poets, tricked to be chemists. Some are visionaries, stripped of confidence by public school high school teachers that don’t have vision. Artists climb rocks to create in their minds’ painting of what should be. Here, The Missouri Review is read like the rest of America watches Fox News. They should do both.
Poet: Data, Climate Change, the West, and the Islamic World
Dr. Kaya Erbil
I make money any way I can to finish a book of poetry on climate change, the West, and the Islamic World. Been working on this book for eight years. Features a raw and gritty personal story of mental illness. The book explores themes around religion, and tries to place a framework around the current War on Terror/global Islamic fundamentalist jihad. Relates technology and weapons of war to their basic scientific origin, digging deeper to find their mythological sources. Ending with a 500 year time travel journey to illuminate the public on the Islamic origin of Copernicus’s discovery, Arabic language semantics are explored to ask why the West gained a 500 year dominance. Back to 2018, faced with the existential dilemma of climate changed induced geopolitical apocalypse I will compare Islamic finance to Western capitalism and prove it to be superior as a framework for modern ecological economic. All these poems point back to the fight between Ishmael and Isaac. They both will realize that perhaps Ruth or Mary were the ones we should have written more about…