Breakfast With Zizek

“I am not a communist out of optimism. I am a communist out of despair” -- Slavoj Žižek
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Joseph Massey

Friday Pick: Joseph Massey’s To Keep Time

Usually when poetry turns to the individual and the spirit, it includes love, but Massey lacks even this. There are no accounts of relationships, no “I love her” and “she loves me”. But many other types of relationships are described ...
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Siwar Masannat

Both of you // martyrs of this land. The desert will be covered with concrete / springs sequestered by angels carrying blue swords. / Or not angels. Not swords, either. Rather, ground, space, / sea arms. I can see your arms, Fadia: & all you are is fingers. / Remember, how the English crucified your father // on a cactus tree?
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Francis Poole & Mark Terrill – Part 6

There in the darkness, sitting on the tomb of Sir Reginald Lister, was Paul Bowles, in the form of yet another spiritual entity, puffing on a black and gold cigarette holder from which protruded a Benson & Hedges cigarette in which the tobacco had been replaced by some high-grade kif.
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Bistra Choleva-Laleva

It’s strange, the place we call home—is it where we grew up or where we live at the moment?
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