„all poems rhymes are just toys/ of metal wood sand clay textile / paper plush caoutchouc plastic ash/ lived in this whole history — and will further” Peter Šulej
Poetry, just like music, would not exist without silence. If we want to draw new maps of poetry, we need to discover a still unknown territory and enter the world of prospectors and explorers. We don’t have to fear leaving empty-handed or entering a lion’s cave. Here stands only one rule: who seeks, shall find. You don’t need to be quiet or be afraid of a dead silence. Clear and strong voices of those, both young and well-known will be heard. We will learn to listen them carefully. Even in the silence.
About the author:
Peter Šulej — born in 1967 in Banská Bystrica. Hitherto a trilogy of his poetry books was published: Porno (1994), Cult (1996), Pop (1998) and so called Blue Trilogy: Návrat veľkého romantika (2001), Archetypálne leto (2003) i Koniec modrého obdobia (2008). In 2009, a publishing house LCA published his novel História. His poems have been translated into almost all European languages. He founded a publishing house 'Drewo a srd', he is a chief editor of magazine 'VLNA' and a literary director of Ars Poetica Festival.
Details of the publication:
Translation and selection: Marcin Babko
Consultation of translating: Bogusława Suwera, Rafał Majerek
Edited by: Bartłomiej Majzel, Marek Zieliński
Graphic and typography: Marian Oslislo
Publisher: Cultural Institution Ars Cameralis Silesiae Superioris
Year and place of publishing: Katowice 2003
The book was published with the financial support of the Centre for Information on Literature in Bratislava.
The book was published after a meeting with the poet in Katowice in 2002 during ⅩⅠ Ars Cameralis Festival.