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Murat Nemet-Nejat's work includes the translations A Blind Cat Black and Orthodoxies (Sun & Moon Press, 1997), and Eda: An Anthology of Contemporary Turkish Poetry (Talisman Books, 2004). "The Spiritual Life of Replicants" is part six of a 250-page, seven part poem entitled The Structure of Escape. The question underlying "The Spiritual" is whether it is possible to imagine, to trace a language of death. Since consciousness (the very essence of living) is intricately bound to language, is it possible to decouple them, have them exist as independent, distinct entities?
Murat Nemet-Nejat is presently working on his poem Camels & Weasels. His recent publications include his translation from the Turkish poet Ece Ayhan A Blind Cat Black and Orthodoxies (Green Integer Press, 2015), and the essays "Holiness and Jewish Rebellion: 'Questions of Accent' Twenty Years Afterward" (Languages of Modern Jewish Cultures: Comparative Perspectives, University of Michigan Press, 2016) and "Dear Charles, Letters from a Turk: Mayan Letters, Herman Melville and Eda (Letters for Olson, gathered and edited by Benjamin Hollander, Spuyten Duyvil, 2016). Nemet-Nejat's poem Animals of Dawn will be published by Talisman House, Publishers in 2016.