Dream of a Journey: Selected Poems by Kateřina Rudčenková | Friday Pick

Kateřina RudčenkováDream of a Journey:Selected PoemsEdited and translated by Alexandra BüchlerParthian Books2021, 120 pages Dream of a...
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Duncan Robertson

One of those things most difficult to convey about the special conditions in which we lived was the visegradišag: that everything, buying bread, recycling, riding the tram, came with a surreal associated cost that was impossible to anticipate and could range in consequence from mild discomfort to soulshattering alienation

M. Nasorri Pavone

I asked a man I was in love with once / if he was in love with me. No, he said.

Vratislav Kadlec

His astonishing, indeed quite singular ability to touch the tip of his nose with his teeth was something he discovered almost inadvertently

Eric Nelson poet poetry poems

Eric Nelson

Get used to it, kid, everybody wants something from you. / And they’ll swear they’re giving you a gift.

Karel Šebek

Prague is falling behind the windows / like an autumn curtain falls on summer / like a fish falls after a whale

Jessica Q. Stark

I’d listen to her work her way through its drama: the // little girl’s errors hitched to curiosity, her wandering hands, the / way the wolf and the girl had much more in common than not

The Selected Letters of John Berryman | Friday Pick

These letters make Berryman less mysterious, more human. Less a sozzled immortal and more a person struggling like all of us.

Milan Děžinský

We sit and watch the chickadees in the feeder, / drinking hot tea, a celebration of security / with dusk’s familiar arrival.

Nina Kossman

She knew, from her own observation of men, that to pretend to be macho was very difficult. She was so glad that she was not a man that she even called her daughter "Glad-I-am-not-a-man"

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