Friday, November 1, 2019



ALICJA KUBERSKA: What does poetry mean to you?

MAHIRA NAGIQIZI HUSEYNOV: Poems - this is relaxation of the soul for me. When I'm bored, I am as black clouds, I want to be rain and start writing, relaxing.

ALICJA KUBERSKA: What’s according to you the meaning of poetry in the contemporary world?

MAHIRA NAGIQIZI HUSEYNOVA: Logical and flowing poetry is the way to the heart, pleasure.

ALICJA KUBERSKA: Can you describe your creative process while writing a new poem?

MAHIRA NAGIQIZI HUSEYNOVA: Nature..., loneliness, white paper and a pencil...

ALICJA KUBERSKA: Did it happen to you that a poem was just your dream?

MAHIRA NAGIQIZI HUSEYNOV: Poetry isn't my dream, but my real life. I look at the world through the eyes of poetry.

ALICJA KUBERSKA: Tell us about your inspiration. What’re the most important subjects to you?

MAHIRA NAGIQIZI HUSEYNOVA: I wouldn't say so. I'm not looking for a theme. It finds me itself and never leaves me. While I am writing doesn't leave me alone.

MARIA MIRAGLIA: Which were the emotions that inspired your first verses?

MAHIRA NAGIQIZI HUSEYNOVA: Especially, love. It may also belong to the motherland, mother and even to the person.

MARIA MIRAGLIA: Was your aspiration to become a poet or did all happen by chance?

MAHIRA NAGIQIZI HUSEYNOV: I wasn’t going to be a poet, and now I do not consider myself a poet. Just writing the thoughts of my heart... of my soul on white paper …

MARIA MIRAGLIA: Who is the first person you read your poems to and why?

MAHIRA NAGIQIZI HUSEYNOVA: Not the reader, but the first listener, is my mother. Why that's she? Fact is that only she shows me which is good and bad, and that's reality. Truth that which she knows. I am inspired with her. I feel responsible with her. If she says - "good -go on!  " - then, the world is renewing in my eyes.

MARIA MIRAGLIA: Have you published any poetic anthology, if so, what did you feel the first time you got it in your hands?

MAHIRA NAGIQIZI HUSEYNOVA: The author of eight poetic books, a member of the Writers' Union of Azerbaijan. All my books are my children. When I take my book of poetry, I take my children to my cuddle.

MARIA MIRAGLIA: Who are the poets you prefer reading? Do you get inspiration from them?

MAHIRA NAGIQIZI HUSEYNOVA:  I prefer Mamed Araz. I am inspired by his poems.

APRILIA ZANK: How important is accessibility of meaning to you? Do you challenge the readers to work hard to decipher your poems, or do you prefer transparency of meaning?

MAHIRA NAGIQIZI HUSEYNOVA: I prefer that my readers would take pleasure from my thoughts and soul in my poems. Sometimes I read my poems myself for them...and this is great pleasure for me seeing their brightness   on their eyes.

APRILIA ZANK: What kind of poems do you write mostly? Do you have recurring themes, or are all your poems unique?

MAHIRA NAGIQIZI HUSEYNOV:  My life gives me the theme of my poems. I don't like repetition, but it happens seldom and I don't feel how did I do this.

APRILIA ZANK: Do you think your poetry is typically feminine / masculine? If yes, in what way?

MAHIRA NAGIQIZI HUSEYNOVA:  Are there gender differences in poetry?

APRILIA ZANK: Do you write mostly about yourself, or do you also have an open eye /ear for the issues of the world?

MAHIRA NAGIQIZI HUSEYNOVA; These are my feelings; these can belong to everything that covered us. Even my dreams and emotions can help.

APRILIA ZANK: In what way is your poetry different from that of other poets?

MAHIRA NAGIQIZI HUSEYNOVA: This may be the difference in the spiritual proximity to people.

LEYLA IŞIK: What are the main factors to make poetry real poetry?

MAHIRA NAGIQIZI HUSEYNOV: Pure feelings and deep logic. If poetry doesn't inspire you, you can't talk about poetry, if you read it and then forget?

LEYLA IŞIK: Do you think imagery is important in poetry? Where does the importance of imagery begin in a poem, where does it end?

MAHIRA NAGIQIZI HUSEYNOVA: When I write poem, I don't think about it, and this happens on its own.

LEYLA IŞIK: What are the most used types of poetry in your country?

MAHIRA NAGIQIZI HUSEYNOVA: All kinds of poems. And style by syllables.  that I prefer. This is a masterpiece of folk poetry.

LEYLA IŞIK: What’s important to be a good poet? To write good poems!

MAHIRA NAGIQIZI HUSEYNOVA: I think yes! Because a good poet should write good poems. And to write good poems you need have a heart and a soul.

LEYLA IŞIK: Who are the most important poets and their main properties nowadays?

MAHIRA NAGIQIZI HUSEYNOVA: Musa Yagub, Vahid Aziz, Ramiz Rovshan... These poets are my inspirations. Almighty bless him Mamed Araz!

DEBORAH BROOKS LANGFORD: Understanding poetry begins with visualizing the central images in the poem. What do you see, taste, smell, hear, and feel? What is the imagery of your poetry?

MAHIRA NAGIQIZI HUSEYNOVA: If I can't feel all of these, I can't write...I must feel and then write.

DEBORAH BROOKS LANGFORD: What is the mood of your poetry? (Or How does it make you feel?)

MAHIRA NAGIQIZI HUSEYNOVA: I am anxious. Some themes worried me, which I didn't touched them yet.

DEBORAH BROOKS LANGFORD: In your poetry who is the speaker of the poem? Are you speaking to yourself or to others?


DEBORAH BROOKS LANGFORD: What is the message of your poetry? What messages do your poetry convey?

MAHIRA NAGIQIZI HUSEYNOVA: They are different. And I send them to the life, to the world, to the heaven...

DEBORAH BROOKS LANGFORD: Does the internet and social media contribute to the success of your poetry? Is this the reason you write for?

MAHIRA NAGIQIZI HUSEYNOVA: Yes, the Internet, social networks help to spread my poems. To my readers, who are delighted, I express my gratitude.

NILAVRONILL SHOOVRO: Thank you so much dear poet for the interview. We would like to know your personal experience with OPA as a literary web journal. Would you like to share anything more with our readers?

MAHIRA NAGIQIZI HUSEYNOV: Of course, dear poet. With great pleasure.

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