„We know two kinds of liberty/ and both come to an end/ in Czechoslovakia. There is no-one further north/ inclining to the king.” Rod Mengham
About the author:
Rod Mengham — is a Reader in Modern English Literature at the University of Cambridge, where he is also a Curator of Works of Art at Jesus College. He is the author of books on Charles Dickens, Emily Bronte and Henry Green, as well as of The Descent of Language (1993). He has edited collection of essays on contemporary fiction, violence and avant-garde art, and the fiction of the 1940s. He is also the editor of the Equipage series of poetry pamphlets and co-editor and co-translator of Altered State: The New Polish Poetry (Arc Publications, 2003) and co-editor of Vanishing Points: New Modernist Poems (Salt, 2005). His own poems have been published under the title Unsung: New and selected Poems (Folio/Salt, 1996; 2nd edition, 2001).
Details of the publication:
Translation: Tadeusz Pióro, Adam Zdrodowski
Edited by: Bartłomiej Majzel, Marek Zieliński
Layout: KiM Bochenek
Photograms: Marc Atkins / panoptica.net
Copyright: Cultural Institution Ars Cameralis Silesiae Superioris
Publisher: Cultural Institution Ars Cameralis Silesiae Superioris
Year and place of publishing: Katowice 2007
Bilingual edition: Polish and English
The book was published after meeting with the poet in Katowice in November 2004 during ⅩⅢ Ars Cameralis Festival.