The Living Air by Masiela Lusha
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The Living Air by Masiela Lusha is an exceptional book of poems. Her works are based on formal associations, which open a unique poetic vein. Multilayered images arise in which the fragility and instability of our seemingly certain reality is questioned. By applying a poetic and often metaphorical language, her works references romanticism and symbolism, her poems want to amplify the astonishment of the spectator by creating compositions or settings that generate tranquil poetic images that leave traces and balances on the edge of recognition and alienation.
When I discovered Masiela Lusha’s impressive list of accomplishments in the cinematic arts, I have to say I was not surprised in the least. Ms. Lusha’s poems skillfully dramatize the most ethereal of philosophical ideas, showing us what’s at stake as we “stalk the truth.” This book will invite you in, then “release you as a learner,” subtly illuminating through its performative poetics what questions we should be asking of the world around us.
—Kristina Marie Darling, author of Scorched Altar: Selected Poems & Stories 2007-2014
“We stalk the truth / As poets,” writes Masiela Lusha, in what could stand as the manifesto for this remarkable book. Authoritative yet tender, sensitive yet austere and controlled, these poems in their varying stances explore truth after truth. Keats, Donne, Homer and parable all suggest themselves, yet the voice is always distinctly Masiela Lusha's, a formidable talent in contemporary American poetry.
—Roger Craik, author of Down Stranger Roads
Masiela Lusha’s poems are missives from inner space—heartfelt, evocative lyrics of immediate presence. “A poet is a lonely collector,” Lusha writes, inviting readers to walk with her “Where the streets are thin / And the world is tight around me.” The Living Air is alive with “alphabets of experience” that celebrate the journey of our lonely (and necessary) collecting.
—Tony Trigilio, author of The Complete Dark Shadows (of My Childhood)
Masiela Lusha is an award-winning actress, author, and humanitarian.
Lusha gained recognition as a poet at the age of twelve. Her first book, Inner Thoughts, determined Lusha as the youngest author in the world to publish a book in English and Albanian. By the age of fifteen, Lusha graduated from high school and published her second book of poetry, Drinking the Moon. Among other notable work, Lusha has translated poems and prayers by Mother Theresa, and has released her third book, a children’s book, Boopity Boop! Writes Her First Poem.
As an award-winning actress, Lusha appeared in over 20 films and television projects. She is best known for her portrayal of Carmen Lopez in Warner Brother’s globally syndicated series, George Lopez.
Throughout her career, Lusha was appointed ambassador to a number of international charities including the World Assembly of Youth, Sentebale, and Athgo International. Lusha also established her own charity, Children of the World.
Lusha earned an English degree from the University of California Los Angeles, and currently resides in Los Angeles, California with her husband, Ramzi.
· Paperback: 104 pages
· Binding: Perfect-Bound
· Publisher: BlazeVOX [books]
· ISBN: 978-1-60964-271-6