Sunday, June 28, 2020

Today the
postman brought
me a conniption
fit. Called that be-
cause it makes you
angry when you put
the jacket on & it's
too tight across
the shoulders.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

wednesday newstrip

Extremely sensitive dark matter experiment detects something weird · The Bold and the Beautiful will use blow-up dolls to safely resume filming sex scenes · footprints reveal giant carnivorous dinosaurs the length of a bus wandered Australia · Mercedes-AMG's Formula 1 e-Turbo technology to be used in road cars · Quantum-inspired approach dramatically lowers light power needed for optical coherence tomography · “They’ve come up with the AIDS vaccine,” DoNuts SoNuts T.®ump said during a press conference on police reform, referring to scientists · giant 330kg squid washes ashore in South Africa.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

wednesday newstrip

DoNuts alSoNuts T.®ump Jr. was allocated $110,000 of US taxpayer money for Secret Service protection to visit Mongolia & spend eight days there to hunt a breed of rare & endangered sheep, new documents reveal · guy whose photo broke android phones just wanted to capture a beautiful sunset · exotic fifth state of matter made on the International Space Station · probiotic bacteria could save coral reefs · people who felt more threatened by COVID-19 & ranked high on scales of emotionality & conscientiousness were most likely to hoard toilet paper when the coronavirus shutdowns began in March · Walmart will no longer keep beauty products for people of color in locked cabinets after it & other United States retailers were accused of racial discrimination over the practice · Facebook cited 'nudity' as the reason it removed picture of Aboriginal men in chains from post refuting Australian Prim Minister's comment that there had never been slavery in Australia · DoNuts SoNuts T.®ump authorizes sanctions against ICC staff investigating possible US war crimes in Afghanistan.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Today the
postman brought
me the shot
heard round the
world. I was a-
sleep at the time,
& missed it.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

wednesday newstrip

Don’t panic: huge, headline-grabbing asteroid has no chance of hitting us anytime soon · the DoNuts SoNuts T.®ump campaign removed a 'make space great again' video ad after former NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg called it 'political propaganda' for using images of her family · Bungie buffs drop rates for these sought-after raid Exotics · the P®issygent sees no constraint on his authority to use what he calls the "unlimited power" of the military even against US citizens if he believes it necessary · Greeks enjoy the 'strawberry moon' with a special eclipse · Forrest Fenn confirms $1m treasure chest found in Rocky Mountains after decade-long hunt · Now for Mars says SoNuts.

Friday, June 05, 2020

No prelo

Afagando a Face de Lorca. Uma Antologia
Francisco José Craveiro de Carvalho

Selecção e tradução de Francisco José Craveiro de Carvalho

Prefácio de Manuel Portela

Francisco José Craveiro de Carvalho antologia 22 poetas contemporâneos (da Ucrânia à China). É um exercício que nos dá a ver em português as diferentes vozes dos poetas antologiados mas igualmente a própria voz do poeta-tradutor: Craveiro de Carvalho tem-se dedicado nos últimos anos, a par da sua produção poética, a oferecer-nos versões de grande parte dos poetas agora reunidos sob o título Afagando a Face de Lorca (paráfrase de um verso do neozelandês Mark Young).

Manuel Portela, no seu poema-prefácio: «(…) uma tradução / é uma escrita em segundo / grau. é preciso tomar / nas mãos o peso do texto / na fonte, sentir nos ouvidos / e na boca a sua delicada / superfície verbal, reconhecer-lhe / o tom – irónico, melancólico, / sarcástico, indignado, resignado, / inquieto, feliz. é preciso ainda, / nessa transferência, tocar-lhe / a textura assimétrica de arestas / angulosas, ressonâncias / evocativas, cadências / paratácticas, imagens / dolorosas, elipses / ambíguas, frases / quebradas. é preciso vê-las / deambular, atrair-se e / repelir-se, constelar-se e / cristalizar-se. é preciso / afagar as formas, coá-las / no filtro das línguas (…).»

Os poetas antologiados: Adam Zagajewski (1945, Lviv, Ucrânia), Amalia Bautista (1962, Madrid, Espanha), Aram Saroyan (1943, Nova Iorque, EUA), Arvind Krishna Mehrotra (1947, Lahore, Paquistão), Billy Collins (1941, Nova Iorque, EUA), Charles Simic (1938, Belgrado, Jugoslávia), David Lehman (1948, Nova Iorque, EUA), Eunice de Souza (1940, Pune, Índia. Faleceu em 2017), Howie Good (1951, Nova Iorque, EUA), J. R. Solonche (1946, Nova Iorque, EUA), Jane Hirshfield (1953, Nova Iorque. EUA), Jennifer Clement (1960, Greenwich, Connecticut, EUA), José Luis García Martín (1950, Aldeanueva del Camino, Cáceres, Espanha), Luis Alberto de Cuenca (1950, Madrid, Espanha), Mark Young (1941, Hokitika, Nova Zelândia), Michael Dylan Welch (1962, Watford, Inglaterra), Nathalie Handal (1969, Haiti), Neil Curry (1937, Newcastle on Tyne, Inglaterra), Owen Bullock (1967, Cornualha, Inglaterra), Pat Boran (1963, Portlaoise, Irlanda), Roger Wolfe (1962, Westerham, Kent, Inglaterra), Steve Klepetar (1949, Xangai, China).

Poemas originais (em inglês e castelhano) e em português.

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Wednesday, June 03, 2020

wednesday newstrip

The p(r)issygent completely cuts ties with the World Health Organization after pulling funding · Now for Mars, he vows · "deeply troubled" traditional owners in the western Pilbara have had their worst fears confirmed after Rio Tinto detonated explosives near culturally significant sites dating back more than 46,000 years · Now for Mars, vows T.®ump · backwards compatibility will cover all PS2, PS3, & PS4 games according to Turkish retailer · Coronavirus updates: worldwide infections nears 6 million · DoNuts SoNuts T.®ump backpedals on 'shooting' threat to rioters, which broke Twitter rules · SpaceX’s Starship prototype explodes in fourth failed test · Now for Mars vows the precedent, clutching a bible.