Dictatorship of Poetry
- Modern Georgian Poetry
For him life is the most poetic challenge, fighting position – the most natural state of being. Such is the artist and performer Zurab Rtveliashvili.
He is the 21st-century poet and this implies not only contemporaneity but loyalty to each and every emphasis, nuance, and tendency that characterizes our century and a millennial living/fighting in it. He is a city poet, he finds barricades fascinating and reads his verses through a megaphone both for a victim and for an executioner – for those who are equally damaged by the system.
This book combines different genres from Zurab Rtveliashvili's creative works starting from poem to the poetic scenarios. The author is not a stranger to lyricism and aesthetics but sense and rationality always reign over them. And the sense is as follows: the word is everything and it is indeed an embodied weapon; what matters though is for the humankind to choose peace over war!