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“AN ALCHEMIST FASTER THAN THE RADIO”

From Vítězslav Nezval, Moderní básnické směry (1937), forthcoming in Prague Poetics: From 1920 to the Present, ed. & trans. David Vichnar   Poetism is a literary and poetic movement that was born in 1923 in Prague and whose founders, Vítězslav Nezval and Karel Teige, emphasised freedom of imagination and the necessity of poetry’s self-containment as … Continue reading

MOURNING

an excerpt from Richard Makin‘s novel Mourning, forthcoming from Equus, May 2015.   I can’t remember. We’re just below the hospitality hoax at the riverend. By then I was sold: low ebb of gravity, hence had already the vision. The things that hatched out of the eggs resembled lizards. Valley of Bells. Behaviour. Cognition. A … Continue reading

THE WEATHER IN FRITZ BEMELMANS PARK

We are the volunteers. We volunteer, every second and fourth Sunday, at the Schmetterling-Kiteley Neurology Wing of City Hospital. It is our job, every second and fourth Sunday, to take the people in comas to Fritz Bemelmans Park. We push the people in comas in wheelchairs and on gurneys into the elevator that goes from … Continue reading

"Modernity today is not in the hands of the poets, but in the hands of the cops" // Louis Aragon
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“I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. If the book we are reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow on the head, what are we reading it for?…we need the books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us” // Franz Kafka, letter to Oskar Pollack, 27 January 1904
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