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.

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

George Franklin

George Franklin

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

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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Amy Katherine Cannon

if you have a favorite cup         remember it might be broken

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Garret Keizer

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

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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