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Omri J. Luzon

Omri J. Luzon writes poetry and prose based on life experiences, drenched in atmospheric and abstract sensations. He was born in the city, moved to a cooperative settelment, and feel that Israel is such a small home, but home is where the heart is. He is an ex-editor and cofounder of the Israeli magazine First Born, his works were published in magazines such as The Missing Slate, Blink|Ink, New Stage Magazine, Spark Bright, DArtZine, Distinct Literature, and more. Currently he works on a Master degree in Literature and his international rock band - Mindless Echoes. 1. How did you get into writing? I think that the thing which moved me into writing, which is the same about why I do music, is an outlet. My father was a very sick person, he suffered from a hereditary illness, which was a painful and horrible thing. As an introverted boy I needed some form of releasing my feelings, writing was one of the things that I did. I have a pile of notebooks which I'm afraid to read, containing horribly written poetry and prose of feelings which I wish to not remember. 2. Who in the arts were your major influences? The first things I read was fictional prose, such as J.R.R. Tolkien and Asimov, which filled the need of escapism. Later I was exposed to Dickinson, Baudelaire and Poe, which taught me how to recreate feelings in a maturer way. And later on it was Cavafy who taught me intricate aesthetic, Tolstoy with the profound depth of prose, Saramago's amazing style and Hemingway's emotional bereavement. There are few Israeli writers that are a great influence on me too - Shalev, Yoel Hoffmann and Natan Yonatan. And along with those it is the Hebrew biblical language. 3. What is your artistic style? or the totality of the poetic vision that drives you? I define my style as the search for Imperfectionism. All of my writings is animated through the attempt of recapturing my feelings, and through those - my thoughts. When I try to bring a feel to life I use the summed essence and fertilize it by trying to make it less and less perfect. If the sum of things is the most perfect way of communicating them, I try to enrich them with the unimportance which makes them feel as humane and imperfect as we are. I rely a lot on phonetic

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