Category Archives: Poetry

Guest Post: Matthias Friedrich on ProponeisiS: Zoembient växelverkanvers by Johan Jönson

I cannot imagine how someone nowadays could write a poem which is longer than, say, Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene, yet Johan Jönson has dared to do exactly this: he has just published a long poem of 2,272 pages, which mainly, but … Continue reading

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Dedicated to Piranesi (Посвящается Пиранези) by Joseph Brodsky

A while ago, my tweet about the Joseph Brodsky poem apparently recounting the conversation between the too tiny figures at the bottom of Piranesi’s famous etching provoked lively interest among my literary-minded followers. Apart from the highly original premise of … Continue reading

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