Bizarre Town

Vitezslav Nezval’s Bizarre Town, Animated by Ken Nash

  Editor's Note: Animated excerpt from Czech surrealist poet Vítězslav Nezval's poem cycle "Bizarre Town." Translated by Stephan Delbos and...
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Roy Mash

Roy Mash

Every time someone dies / it feels like / another victory for me.

Photo by Eliška Balážová

Balla

The writer bought a literary magazine, leafed through it, and was gratified: he hadn’t submitted anything and none of his work had been published.

Stephanie Burt

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Burt’s riddles are a clever solution to the problem of how to communicate specific personal experience in a way that maintains a modicum of the universal, a problem she has explored in her criticism.

Claudia F. Savage

Claudia F. Savage

Somehow we knew your granddaughter / would need calm. We named her for what carries on.

Siegfried Mortkovitz

Siegfried Mortkowitz

I have contemplated my half-toothless grin in the mirror / and compared it, favorably, to a baboon’s butt

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