March 29, 2010

five years

Filed under: Uncategorized — larspalm @ 12:35 pm

today or tomorrow, can’t rightly remember exactly which, marks five years of me writing only in english. it began with a handful of failed attempts to translate sentences finished on the other’s lips by sheila e murphy into swedish for some reason or other, apart of course from it being a delightful e-chap. one early saturday, or sunday, morning walking home through malmö, severely drunk after a long night at the pub & in somebody’s kitchen i thought i’d give the translation another try. then, passing under the railway, the thought “fuck translation, just finish the sentences. no, stupid. in english.” so i began the next day, from the first phrase of the first part/poem/page to the last phrase of the last one. six days later i had typed it all into a word document & saw i had a chapbook manuscript that it shouldn’t be a problem finding a publisher for. & it wasn’t. it so happened that on stealing lips as i titled it became my second chapbook published. i quickly put mindfulness together & that was published in january 2006 & lips came out in december of the same year. since then there has been a steady stream of others, as can be seen on the “my books” page. i have not even thought about swedish as a viable poetry language, for me that is, since. apart from when writing for my & petra’s first photo/poem exhibition. it has been amazingly easy to get accepted into the north american & australian (the english still resist) poetic community. the first five years have been good (in literary terms), the future is bright. i keep going


1 Comment »

  1. i for one am very glad you are keeping going

    Comment by richard lopez — March 30, 2010 @ 5:15 am | Reply

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: