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Archive A-B

· Bert & Peter Bevers: Mijn broertje vliegt · Vincent Berquez: Shards of colours · Bert Bevers: Heterdaad · The artist and his son (Vincent Berquez) · Vincent Berquez: Always the coolest of doorway · Bert Bevers: Schemerlamp · ‘If This Is the Age We End Discovery’ by Rosebud Ben-Oni · Nanni Balestrini & Primo Moroni: The Golden Horde. Revolutionary Italy, 1960–1977 · An evening of poetry and art in London with celebrated artist and author Vincent Berquez · Guillaume Apollinaire: Amour-roi · Bert Bevers: Onderbuik · Bert Bevers: Tussen de bomen

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Bert & Peter Bevers: Mijn broertje vliegt

 

Mijn broertje vliegt

Voor mijn broer Peter

Ik kijk hoe onze vader af probeert te
drukken als mijn broertje door de lucht
beweegt. Kun je denken dat je vliegt
wanneer je amper weet dat je bestaat?

Niet zo heel ver weg van ons wieken
kraanvogels over deze lente heen. Licht
lijkt wel rood en motor mama tolt onder je
maar rond en rond zodat de lens bijna niet

weet hoe scherp te stellen. Daar blijf je dan
hangen op het ogenblik dat jij dat verre later
lijkt te weten. Je kijkt. Ik sta erbij en kijk
ernaar. Hoe hoog mijn broertje zweeft,

hoe blauw zijn broekje is. Hoe jong we zijn
besef ik al en ook hoe verder we nog mogen.
Hoe we leven in kamers zonder wolken.
Hoe rekbaar als de tijd wij schijnen.

Verschenen in de herinneringenspecial van
het tijdschrift G., Antwerpen, 2018

Gedicht: Bert Bevers
Illustratie: Peter Bevers
220922

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Vincent Berquez: Shards of colours

 

Shards of colours

I paint the world in the wet,
in colours mixed with liquid light,
and like tears of love, reality emerges
and seals itself therein.

The dormant awakes everywhere,
in my silence, in my journey,
and like the joy of happiness,
truth emerges and beauty stands.

An empty space in the universe
offers itself up to the feast before it.
Colours as miracles, drops of God’s
love for the immensity before us all.

I wash my hands after the day’s work,
the colours trickle from my fingers
like fish with sacred wings, I am given
these tiny shards of shimmering miracles,
and then when I wake the following day,
to my surprise, I find small traces remain
to remind me to rejoice in them again.

Vincent Berquez
Poem: Shards of colours
Vincent Berquez is a London–based artist and poet

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Bert Bevers: Heterdaad

 

Heterdaad

Avondgrauwen glijdt over omfloerste bekentenissen
van lijdzame biechtelingen. Op de zolders hunner

zielen zullen spijt noch verwijten verstoffen. Er
klinken vermaningen aan de bedeesde teugels

van de nacht maar er zal, hoe traag ook kousen op
worden getrokken, tegen ochtend geen verweer zijn.

 

Bert Bevers
Heterdaad
uit de bundel in voorbereiding Bedekte termen

Bert Bevers is dichter en schrijver
Hij woont en werkt in Antwerpen (Be)

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The artist and his son (Vincent Berquez)

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Vincent Berquez: Always the coolest of doorway

 

Always the coolest of doorway

It wasn’t necessarily the best of times
or the best of me, the best of wines
or the best of you, the warmest of nights,
the brightest of moon, the nicest of streets,
the trendiest of bars in the smart part of town.

We didn’t have the cleverest of talks,
sit at the best of tables, with the cleanest of napkins.
My pockets weren’t the fullest, as the moths attested.
I wasn’t at my wealthiest, or my smartest,
or wearing the shiniest shoes with the strongest of laces,
chewing with the whitest of teeth in the kindest of moods.
We certainly weren’t coy about our agenda that night.

It wasn’t as if I didn’t know you or I didn’t want you,
or I wouldn’t try or hadn’t had; I wanted what I wanted
and slowly the alcohol took hold and awoke the desiring,
and you could’ve imagined a better seduction,
as the night could’ve been the dullest ever
without wanting to or trying the making of love to you.

But wasn’t the moon the fullest, and weren’t we the closest,
didn’t we feel the passion and violence of the kissing, the biting,
struggling in a moment of an explosive erotic experience.
Didn’t we search for privacy in the dirty streets that night?
Weren’t we two bellyfuls of red wine in the emptying city,
swaggering and swollen, swaying in a London doorway,
hidden from the pace of hectic pedestrians.
Hadn’t we become the most romantic of couples
in our boozy, breathy pairing, as we locked tight together
and vanished completely in a haze of shaky memories that night.

Vincent Berquez
Always the coolest of doorway

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Bert Bevers: Schemerlamp

 

Schemerlamp

In een ver verleden onder deze schemerlamp
bedacht hij hoe zijn moeder samenspande
met de avondval. Uit radio beneden geluiden

die hij nauwelijks kon duiden. Van alle eeuwenoude
sprookjes in dat bed rook je de oorsprong.
Onder die lampenkap kwam haast vanzelf

een stil geloven. Door het heden schippert hopeloos
versnipperd vroeger, laverend als een oude schuit.
Hier kijk ik aan tegen een wand die alles weigert.

Bert Bevers
Schemerlamp
Eerder verschenen in Eigen terrein, Uitgeverij WEL, Bergen op Zoom, 2013

Bert Bevers is dichter en schrijver
Hij woont en werkt in Antwerpen (Be)

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‘If This Is the Age We End Discovery’ by Rosebud Ben-Oni

A fascinating blend of poetry and science, Ben-Oni’s poems are precisely crafted, like a surgeon sewing a complicated stitch, moving through the multiverses of family, religion and discovery itself.

The book culminates in an ancient Jewish Idea about “Efes,” which is Modern Hebrew for “zero” but also in mystical texts, means “nullification” and “concealment.”

Ultimately, Efes becomes a process of transformation for the speaker, revealing as well that the closer humanity gets to understanding this mysterious force, it inevitably changes the riddle– and us along with it.

 

Rosebud Ben-Oni

is the winner of the 2019 Alice James Award for If This Is the Age We End Discovery, forthcoming in 2021, and the author of turn around, BRXGHT XYXS (Get Fresh Books, 2019).

She is a recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and CantoMundo. Her work appears in POETRY, The American Poetry Review, POETS.org, The Poetry Review (UK), Tin House, Guernica, Black Warrior Review, Prairie Schooner, Electric Literature, TriQuarterly, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Journal ,Hunger Mountain, The Adroit Journal, The Southeast Review, North American Review, Salamander, Poetry Northwest, among others.

Her poem “Poet Wrestling with Angels in the Dark” was commissioned by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City, and published by The Kenyon Review Online. Rosebud Ben-Oni writes for The Kenyon Review blog. She is currently editing a special chemistry poetry portfolio for Pleiades, and is finishing a series called The Atomic Sonnets, in honor of the Periodic Table’s 150th Birthday. Find her at 7TrainLove.org

If This Is the Age We End Discovery
by Rosebud Ben-Oni
Publisher: ‎ Alice James Books (March 9, 2021)
Language: ‎ English
Poetry
Paperback: ‎ 100 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1948579154
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1948579155
$14.89

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Nanni Balestrini & Primo Moroni: The Golden Horde. Revolutionary Italy, 1960–1977

The Golden Horde is a definitive work on the Italian revolutionary movements of the 1960s and ’70s.

An anthology of texts and fragments woven together with an original commentary, the volume widens our understanding of the full complexity and richness of this period of radical thought and practice.

The book covers the generational turbulence of Italy’s postwar period, the transformations of Italian capitalism, the new analyses by worker-focused intellectuals, the student movement of 1968, the Hot Autumn of 1969, the extra-parliamentary groups of the early 1970s, the Red Brigades, the formation of a radical women’s movement, the development of Autonomia, and the build-up to the watershed moment of the spontaneous political movement of 1977.

Far from being merely a handbook of political history, The Golden Horde also sheds light on two decades of Italian culture, including the newspapers, songs, journals, festivals, comics, and philosophy that these movements produced.

The book features writings by Sergio Bologna, Umberto Eco, Elvio Fachinelli, Lea Melandri, Danilo Montaldi, Toni Negri, Raniero Panzieri, Franco Piperno, Rossana Rossanda, Paolo Virno, and others, as well as an in-depth introduction by translator Richard Braude outlining the work’s composition and development.

Nanni Balestrini (1935–2019) was an Italian poet, experimental writer, visual artist and founding member of both the avant-garde Gruppo ’63 and the revolutionary organization Potere Operio.

Primo Moroni (1936–1998) was an Italian writer, activist and archivist. Founder of the Calusca bookshop in Milan, for decades he was a point of reference for radical movements and subcultures across Italy.

Richard Braude lives in Palermo, Italy. His translations include works by Nanni Balestrini, Mariarosa Dalla Costa, Antonio Negri and Rossana Rossanda.

The Golden Horde
Revolutionary Italy, 1960–1977
by Nanni Balestrini and Primo Moroni
Translated by Richard Braude
ISBN: 9780857427465
Pages: 690
Publication Year: May 2021
Size: 6″ x 9″
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Seagull Books
£35

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An evening of poetry and art in London with celebrated artist and author Vincent Berquez

An evening of poetry and art with celebrated local author Vincent Berquez.

Vincent Berquez is an Anglo-French Balham based artist and poet. He has exhibited his artwork worldwide and is published in Britain, Europe, America and New Zealand.

Vincent will be reading from his latest book, ‘The Sound of Blossom Falling’.

Thu, 15 September 2022
19:00 – 21:00 BST

Location
Balham Library
16 Ramsden Road
London
SW12 8QY
United Kingdom

more information on website:
https://allevents.in/london/meet-author-and-artist-vincent-berquez/10000394228948397

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Guillaume Apollinaire: Amour-roi

Amour-roi

Amour-roi
Dites-moi
La si belle
Colombelle
Infidèle
Qu’on appelle
Petit Lou
Dites où
Donc est-elle
Et chez qui
— Mais chez Gui

Guillaume Apollinaire
(1880 – 1918)
Amour-roi
Poèmes à Lou
1915

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Bert Bevers: Onderbuik

Onderbuik

In keurige lokalen dagen ze op om te kiezen
met ongeschoolde stemmen. De oude luister

van wijken ontrafelt heimwee naar de ranke
zwier van liedjes over herfstval, over navels

waar weer truitjes over zijn geschoven. Als ze
daarover vertellen wil niemand hen geloven.

Bert Bevers
Onderbuik
uit de bundel in voorbereiding Bedekte termen

Bert Bevers is dichter en schrijver
Hij woont en werkt in Antwerpen (Be)

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Bert Bevers: Tussen de bomen

Tussen de bomen

Vroeger, toen het bos nog jong was en
vinders van zwaarden er zwegen alsof
ze op een schande waren gestoten, was
het lover al goudkeverkleurig. Stel je voor

hoe hier de rituelen van de stam werden
overgeleverd door de hoofdzanger, in milde
doorschouwing naar klaarheid zwenkend.
Waarheid laat zich maar moeilijk vatten.

Bert Bevers
Tussen de bomen
verschenen in de catalogus Enghuizer Dialogen, Hummelo, 2016

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Hij woont en werkt in Antwerpen (Be)

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