But now shrinks the place where you stand: Where now, stripped by shade, will you go? — Paul Celan

Poems from 2011

Memory Amongst the old books again The order of the poems in which they were first discovered Flint-sparks that echo the lightnings and thunderous skies of…

Kafka’s Computer

Franz Kafka was a nice man. As a bureaucrat working for an insurance company he developed safety measures which helped avoid many industrial accidents. But as…

Paul Celan

The swell of wandering words. These are the words with which Paul Celan’s poem Speak, you also ends. The poem starts with an imperative to speak but to keep…