Għal għonq it-triq #4: Xifer xi jkun?, ta’ Marko Pogačar

Marko Pogačar, poeta żagħżugħ mill-Kroazja, ma nafux minn Adam, u qatt ma ltqajt miegħu. Smajtu jissemma ta’ spiss, fost l-oħrajn minn ħabibti Yolanda Castaño, awtriċi mill-Galicia, li faħħret kemm-il darba l-poeżija tiegħu. U nifhem għalfejn: għax makabra mod ieħor, b’allegorija li tibqa’ aktar sottili milli tidher anki meta toqrob lejn l-estremi, u b’sens akut ta’ …

On editing “Le monde n’est pas rond”

The nightmares and joys of being the editor of an artistic newspaper. Rejecting submissions for lack of quality, deviation of subject, length (the submission guidelines are there for a reason!), and sometimes even for downright disrespect of the readers and fellow authors — disappointing unsuccessful submitters hurts at first, but you get used to it. Reading, …

Ħajku tal-uffiċċju / Office haiku #54

Loads-a-work, but if I don’t add at least a tiny drop of poetry to the world (I’m thinking of the title “Plus one word to the world“, a fine collection of poems by young Japanese author Hiroshi Taniuchi), the day will be lost, and the robot takes all. Nudged by the photograph below, captured this …