Sunday, 16 August 2009


James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish expatriate author of the 20th century. He is known for his landmark novel Ulisses (1922) and its controversial successor Finnegans Wake(1939), as well as the shor storycollection Dubliners (1914) and the semi-autobiographical novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916).
Although he spent most of his adult life outside Ireland, Joyce's psychological and fictional universe is firmly rooted in his native Dublin
, the city which provides the settings and much of the subject matter for all his fiction. In particular, his tempestuous early relationship with the Irish Roman Catholic Churchis reflected through a similar inner conflict in his recurrent alter ego Stephen Dedalus . As the result of his minute attentiveness to a personal locale and his self-imposed exile and influence throughout Europe notably i
n Paris, Joyce paradoxically became one of the most comospolitan yet one of the most regionally focused of all the English Language writers of his time


The noon's greygolden meshes make
All night a veil,
The shorelamps in the sleeping lake
Laburnum tendrils trail.

The sly reeds whisper to the night
A name-- her name
And all my soul is a delight,
A swoon of shame.


The eyes that mock me sign the way
Whereto I pass at eve of day.

Grey way whose violet signals are
The trysting and the twining star.

Ah star of evil! star of pain!
Highhearted youth comes not again

Nor old heart's wisdom yet to know
The signs that mock me as I go.

Be Not Sad

Be not sad because all men
Prefer a lying clamour before you:
Sweetheart, be at peace again -- -
Can they dishonour you?

They are sadder than all tears;
Their lives ascend as a continual sigh.
Proudly answer to their tears:
As they deny, deny.

Thursday, 6 August 2009


Mercedes Roffé is one of Argentina’s contemporary leading poets. Widely published in Latin America and Spain, her poetry has also been published in translation in Italy, Quebec, Romania, Belgium, and the United States. In 1998 she founded Pen Press, Plaquettes de Poesía, a successful tiny press dedicated to the publication of contemporary Spanish-language poets as well as poets of other languages in Spanish translation. She holds a diploma in Modern Languages from the University of Buenos Aires, and a Ph.D. in Spanish and Latin American Literatures from New York University. Among other distinctions, she was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in poetry (2001).
Song of the Silly Girls ------Las Ninãs
(Codex Calixtinus)


a round
a round of little girls
sad girls

a recess of judicious
little girls
an ode to obedience and good

the girls repeat the sound
the girls repeat the sound
then some girls hold the
like the pedal of a harmonium
while the rest melodize

it seems that they were told
to shut up
to sing
very softly

as if in petticoats

--I love freedom
--one says, making a bird
and spreading her arms wide

--me too
--says the other
locking herself in her room


there are two who are unbearable
and their voices are much shriller
than the others´

--Remember the calligrapher?
The one who spilled her inkwell
over your dress?


a round
a round of exhausted

a recess of shadows
an angle
along the wall

TeorÍa de los Colores
(del libro La ópera fantasma.
Buenos Aires, Bajo la luna, 2005)

Saturday, 1 August 2009


Tanja Vujinovic (Tatjana Vujinović Kušej) is a visual and sound artist born in 1973 in ex-Yugoslavia.
Education2006 - to present Faculty of Humanities Koper, University of Primorska. Slovenia — postgraduate studies in Philosophy and Theory of Visual Culture.1994 -1999
Faculty of Fine Arts, (Gordan Nikolic/Momo Antonovic class), Belgrade, Serbia —
Bachelors Degree, 1999.1998 - 1999 Kunstakademie Duesseldorf (Jan Dibbets class), Duesseldorf, Germany — Guest Student.198Tanja Vujinovic
Oscilo consists of objects which each provide a different kind of sound by means
of touching or moving objects that contain pick-up microphones, miniature sound
producing devices, or loudspeakers. The length and intensity of the tactile contact
affect the audio signals produced.