Wednesday 21 February 2018


Vladimir Nabokov’s Insomniac Dreams | Friday Pick

  Insomniac Dreams: Experiments with Time Edited by Gennady Barabtarlo Princeton University Press, 2017 224 pages In 1964 Vladimir...
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George Franklin

George Franklin

Schopenhauer / Knew it too, how we can lose ourselves entirely, become / Something else we don’t understand.

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Helen Epstein

Robbie had also been my model of the artist I wished to become. From the start, he had been a kind of ghost, appearing at key moments in my life and then disappearing — for over three decades.

Yuri Kazarnovsky

Yuri Kazarnovsky

“Hey, conductor, / how much for two tickets? / Tonight / it’s my poems and I.”

Charlie Clark

Charlie Clark

One thing about fire, / even the slightest / tongue will seek / another to burn.

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Walerian Domanski

Blazej was relieved; thank God there were no anti-government flyers! He looked at the huge banner hung on the front wall of the two-story bus station and tried to read the inscription: “WE WANT TO LIVE BETTER…”


Amy Katherine Cannon

if you have a favorite cup         remember it might be broken


Garret Keizer

Life is not like Beckett. / Only Beckett is like Beckett.

Elizabeth Bishop

Mariana Machova’s Elizabeth Bishop and Translation | Friday Pick

Translation is a journey into the work of others, into a different language, a different place, and a different culture. Bishop made this journey repeatedly throughout her life, and as Mariana Machová shows in Elizabeth Bishop and Translation, her translations were not just exotic excursions – above all, they were parts in a process that opened a space that inspired her own writing.

Sunni Wilkinson

Sunni Brown Wilkinson

And at night in our bed / the bird of me returns // to the tree of you.

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