April 24, 2010

falafel earth (by tomas ekström)

Filed under: Uncategorized — larspalm @ 4:33 pm

Stroll through

suicide parks

and church halls.

Rain over the asbetos cement fields

and the falafel earth.

Here in a displaced


Like finding

a can of nitro-glycerine

among the weeds.

this poem by tomas ekström & translated by me  comes from his new book malmö är en dröm (malmö is a dream) released yesterday by siesta förlag (an imprint of encuentros imaginarios, run by roberto mascaró)

April 19, 2010

no more michael connelly

Filed under: Uncategorized — larspalm @ 9:03 pm

i just finished reading the swedish translation, decently executed, of the closers by michael connelly & decided not to read anything more by him. he’s a good storyteller, no problem there, but. & an important but it is. here he is, writing this story where he could comment on racism & corruption among cops, & in society in general. & where he leads the reader to hope he might. & then he pisses it all away. in his closing thanks he has listed a few cops. i’m thinking one of the reasons he copped out was out of loyalty to them. i’m thinking another reason is the “intellectual” climate in the u.s since 2001. in both cases we might call it self-censorship. in the second case he might have attracted criticism on political rather than literary grounds, something that often befalls authors in other more or less totalitarian countries. authors worldwide are prepared to risk that, why so few bestselling u.s crime writers? they would be in a great position to take a stand & make a difference. why are the absolute majority of them such cowards? if, as in some countries, you risk the regime throwing you in jail & then throwing away the key (or worse) i can understand a degree of caution, if all that can happen is that someone gets pissed at you for not liking the idiot act or the war on dissent or whatever, come on

April 17, 2010


Filed under: Uncategorized — larspalm @ 12:56 am

pro-afghanistan lobby?

pro-albania lobby?

pro-algeria lobby?

pro-andorra lobby?

pro-angola lobby?

pro-antigua & barbuda lobby?

pro-argentina lobby?

pro-armenia lobby?

pro-australia lobby?

pro-austria lobby?

pro-azerbaijan lobby?

pro-bahamas lobby?

pro-bahrain lobby?

pro-bangladesh lobby?

pro-barbados lobby?

pro-belarus lobby?

pro-belgium lobby?

pro-belize lobby?

pro-benin lobby?

pro-bhutan lobby?

pro-bolivia lobby?

pro-bosnia & herzegovina lobby?

pro-botswana lobby?

pro-brazil lobby?

pro-brunei darussalam lobby?

pro-bulgaria lobby?

pro-burkina faso lobby?

pro-burundi lobby?

pro-cambodia lobby?

pro-cameroon lobby?

pro-canada lobby?

pro-cape verde lobby?

pro-central african republic lobby?

pro-chad lobby?

pro-chile lobby?

pro-china lobby?

pro-colombia lobby?

pro-comoros lobby?

pro-congo lobby?

pro-costa rica lobby?

pro-côte d’ivoire lobby?

pro-croatia lobby?

pro-cuba lobby?

pro-cyprus lobby?

pro-czech republic lobby?

pro-democratic people’s republic of korea lobby?

pro-democratic republic of congo lobby?

pro-denmark lobby?

pro-djibouti lobby?

pro-dominica lobby?

pro-dominican republic lobby?

pro-ecuador lobby?

pro-egypt lobby?

pro-el salvador lobby?

pro-equatorial guinea lobby?

pro-eritrea lobby?

pro-estonia lobby?

pro-ethiopia lobby?

pro-(federated states of) micronesia lobby?

pro-fiji lobby?

pro-finland lobby?

pro-france lobby?

pro-gabon lobby?

pro-gambia lobby?

pro-georgia lobby?

pro-germany lobby?

pro-ghana lobby?

pro-greece lobby?

pro-grenada lobby?

pro-guatemala lobby?

pro-guinea lobby?

pro-guinea-bissau lobby?

pro-guyana lobby?

pro-haiti lobby?

pro-holy see lobby?

pro-honduras lobby?

pro-hungary lobby?

pro-iceland lobby?

pro-india lobby?

pro-indonesia lobby?

pro-iraq lobby?

pro-ireland lobby?

pro-(islamic republic of) iran lobby?

pro-italy lobby?

pro-jamaica lobby?

pro-japan lobby?

pro-jordan lobby?

pro-kazakhstan lobby?

pro-kenya lobby?

pro-kiribati lobby?

pro-kurdistan lobby?

pro-kuwait lobby?

pro-kyrgyzstan lobby?

pro-lao people’s democratic republic lobby?

pro-latvia lobby?

pro-lebanon lobby?

pro-lesotho lobby?

pro-liberia lobby?

pro-libyan arab jamahiriya lobby?

pro-liechtenstein lobby?

pro-lithuania lobby?

pro-luxembourg lobby?

pro-madagascar lobby?

pro-malawi lobby?

pro-malaysia lobby?

pro-maldives lobby?

pro-mali lobby?

pro-malta lobby?

pro-marshall islands lobby?

pro-mauritania lobby?

pro-mauritius lobby?

pro-mexico lobby?

pro-monaco lobby?

pro-mongolia lobby?

pro-montenegro lobby?

pro-morocco lobby?

pro-mozambique lobby?

pro-myanmar lobby?

pro-namibia lobby?

pro-nauru lobby?

pro-nepal lobby?

pro-netherlands lobby?

pro-new zealand lobby?

pro-nicaragua lobby?

pro-niger lobby?

pro-nigeria lobby?

pro-norway lobby?

pro-occupied palestinian territory lobby?

pro-oman lobby?

pro-pakistan lobby?

pro-palau lobby?

pro-panama lobby?

pro-papua new guinea lobby?

pro-paraguay lobby?

pro-peru lobby?

pro-philippines lobby?

pro-poland lobby?

pro-portugal lobby?

pro-qatar lobby?

pro-republic of korea lobby?

pro-republic of moldova lobby?

pro-romania lobby?

pro-russian federation lobby?

pro-rwanda lobby?

pro-saint kitts & nevis lobby?

pro-saint lucia lobby?

pro-saint vincent & the grenadines lobby?

pro-samoa lobby?

pro-san marino lobby?

pro-sao tome & principe lobby?

pro-saudi arabia lobby?

pro-senegal lobby?

pro-serbia lobby?

pro-seychelles lobby?

pro-sierra leone lobby?

pro-singapore lobby?

pro-slovakia lobby?

pro-slovenia lobby?

pro-solomon islands lobby?

pro-somalia lobby?

pro-south africa lobby?

pro-spain lobby?

pro-sri lanka lobby?

pro-sudan lobby?

pro-suriname lobby?

pro-swaziland lobby?

pro-sweden lobby?

pro-switzerland lobby?

pro-syrian arab republic lobby?

pro-tajikistan lobby?

pro-thailand lobby?

pro-the former yugoslav republic of macedonia lobby?

pro-timor-leste lobby?

pro-togo lobby?

pro-tonga lobby?

pro-trinidad & tobago lobby?

pro-tunisia lobby?

pro-turkey lobby?

pro-turkmenistan lobby?

pro-tuvalu lobby?

pro-uganda lobby?

pro-ukraine lobby?

pro-united arab emirates lobby?

pro-united kingdom of great britain & northern ireland lobby?

pro-united republic of tanzania lobby?

pro-united states of america lobby?

pro-uruguay lobby?

pro-uzbekistan lobby?

pro-vanuatu lobby?

pro-venezuela lobby?

pro-viet nam lobby?

pro-western sahara lobby?

pro-yemen lobby?

pro-zambia lobby?

pro-zimbabwe lobby?

you have just got to

be shitting me

April 2, 2010


Filed under: Uncategorized — larspalm @ 10:29 pm

amanda laughtland‘s postcards to box 464 is now out from bootstrap productions. just so you know what to read in the next few weeks

April 1, 2010

two cool poets

Filed under: Uncategorized — larspalm @ 8:26 pm

astrid lampe & fugisayi sasa new on poetry international web

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