Category Archives: Poetry

‘There nis sickness but health it doth desire’ by Thomas Wyatt

Ballades CXCVI I know not where my heavy sighs to hide. My sorrowful heart is so vexed with pain I wander forth as one without a guide That seeketh to find a thing parted in twain And so forth run … Continue reading

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Franco Fortini, ‘Communism’ (1958)

I was a communist throughout. Justly though, the other communists looked askance at me. I was a communist despite their certainties, despite my doubts. Justly they did not see themselves in me. They would not admit my discipline. My centralism … Continue reading

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The Prodigal Son by Roque Dalton

Once again the deep abyss, the old customs! What shall we do, then, with our laughter, with our freedom, with our morals based on anger? You talk to me about the spirit – an old Sunday theme -, you’re lovely … Continue reading

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Stacy Doris, ‘Index’ to Lisa Robertson, Occasional Work and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture

  Stacy Doris, ‘Index’ to Lisa Robertson, Occasional Work and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture, Toronto: Coach House Books, 2011, pp.237-239.

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Real Time Map of Austria

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Das Kapital by Amiri Baraka

  Strangling women in the suburban bush they bodies laid around rotting while martinis are drunk the commuters looking for their new yorkers feel a draft & can get even drunker watching the teevee later on the Ford replay. There … Continue reading

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Spleen by Charles Baudelaire

Spleen J’ai plus de souvenirs que si j’avais mille ans. Un gros meuble à tiroirs encombré de bilans, De vers, de billets doux, de procès, de romances, Avec de lourds cheveux roulés dans des quittances, Cache moins de secrets que … Continue reading

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The Song of the Shirt by Thomas Hood (1799-1845)

With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat, in unwomanly rags, Plying her needle and thread — Stitch! stitch! stitch! In poverty, hunger, and dirt, And still with a voice of dolorous pitch She sang … Continue reading

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Roque Dalton – Two Poems

Communism will be, among other things, an aspirin the size of the sun.   The first of these great short poems by Salvodoran poet, guerilla and communist, Roque Dalton, was translated and sent to me by Kansas City poet Anne … Continue reading

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