Miro Simko is a photographer from Presov, Slevokia. She is works mainly in black and white and does landscape and fine art photography. From her website she explains,“Black and white photography is all about textures, lines, shapes, shades of gray and the contrast between light and darkness. Color images often hide these aspects under the ‘layer’ of color.”
Ali Ahmad Said Esber is a Syrian poet who writes under the name Adonis. He currently resides in Paris. He attended school in Lybia and has edited several literary journals. He has also taught at Sorbonne, Damascus University, and the Lebanese University. In addition he has won “the first ever International Nâzim Hikmet Poetry Award, the Norwegian Academy for Literature and Freedom of Expression’s Bjørnson Prize, the Highest Award of the International Poem Biennial in Brussels, and the Syria-Lebanon Best Poet Award.” (poetryfoundation.org) For more of his poetry see my other post.
from “Elegy for the First Century”