What was before the sun
- Modern Georgian Poetry
Are you curious to know what is a poetry of madness, of a new dimension, or even more - poetry on the limit of non-existence like? Collection of poems by Nana Gasviani – What was before the Sun is the outcome of this outmost state of being.
Enchanting gradation of the dialect, words ardent like fire, sadness and joy elevated to the utmost degree possible – this is Nana Gasviani's authentic poetic world which is impossible to mistake with any other.
Deep spiritual paradigm and religious ecstasy turn these verses into mystical texts like those shamans would read during the sacrifice. The collection of poems itself carries this fatal sign – sacrifice is practised at every moment before the reader's eyes, and the author brings herself to the altar as an offering. Her being explodes into stars of hope and scatters in the very heart of the universe. (from the afterword by Nino Sadgobelashvili)