Seven weeks ago I’ve sent a letter to Jeanette Winterson, a British writer from Manchester and a partner of the prestigious BBC radio (in the period 1992-1996, I was a fellow-worker of BBC, too).
But untill now she did’nt answer me, unfortunately Jeanette Winterson’s choice to solve the situation was a dead silence…
From: Constantin Severin
Sent: Sunday, September 4, 2016 8:48 AM
Subject: The Alchemical City-for Jeanette Winterson
One of my most inspiring metaphors/sintagms as a poet was The Alchemical City (Orasul Alchimic, in Romanian), created in the ‘ 90 years of the XXth century. In 2000 I finished a long poem and I gave it this title, published in 2003 by Dacia publishing house in Cluj Napoca, in a book of selected poems with the same name, The Alchemical City.
In 2009 I began to publish a blog in English and Romanian, also entitled The Alchemical City (Top 75 Art Blogs).
Some years ago I finished my book of selected poems in English, The Alchemical City, intending to publish it in UK or USA. But when I searched on Google I had the unpleasant surprise to notice that my beautiful sintagm/metaphor/ title , The Alchemical City, was captured by the well-known British Radio BBC, in 2014, who entitled your program … The Alchemical City.
And you never mentioned that this sintagm is my creation and was found probably by you, after 2009, with a quick search on Google. Now, if I publish my poetry anthology in UK with my own and preferred title, The Alchemical City, almost all the potential readers may think that I plagiarized BBC…
Waiting for your answer, best wishes,