Author Archives: antoinecassar

About antoinecassar

Poet, translator, editor, activist http://antoinecassar.info http://passaportproject.org http://mondepasrond.org

The shapes of Lesvos

Lesbos, or Lesvos. Shaped, as written by Odysseas Elytis, like a platanus leaf, which “some god, in order to have his fun, severed and blew away in the middle of the ocean”. I see more of a resemblance with a fig … Continue reading

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Erbgħin Jum – it-tnedija – 30.12.17 @ Studio Solipsis

ERBGĦIN JUM Tnedija tal-ktieb il-ġdid ta’ Antoine Cassar Mużika ta’ Adolf Formosa, Alex Vella Gera u Mark Abela Is-Sibt 30 ta’ Diċembru, 7 pm @ Studio Solipsis Pubblikazzjoni ta’ Ede Books Illustrazzjonijiet: Steven Scicluna Disinn: Marco Scerri Editjar: Immanuel Mifsud … Continue reading

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Passporting in June

This is a busy month for the ‘anti-passport’, with events organised by readers of the poem in different places and across different ‘genres’. An exhibition in Paris, a solidarity action with refugees in Zagreb, a multilingual choir in the Jura mountains, and a … Continue reading

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The shape of Lampedusa (reprise)

(Written following a trip to Lampedusa, two years after writing The shape of Lampedusa – part 1) After having visited Lampedusa, I see four new shapes in its map. As suggested by this mural on the side of a children’s … Continue reading

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Lejl 30 (Stħajjel)

Ħadt pjaċir ħafna naqra mill-poeżiji tal-Erbgħin Jum għand il-Bongo Nyah il-Ħamis li għadda, speċjalment bil-kumpanija u l-kuraġġ ta’ Adolf, Alex u z-Zizza jdoqqu warajja. Apparti t-tema fil-bidu ta’ kull taqsima u l-bażi ta’ Lejl 34 (il-poeżija ta’ Ġesù u t-tentazzjoni), il-mużika kienet … Continue reading

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Għal għonq it-triq #10: Mark Strand

Strand mhuwiex fost il-poeti favoriti tiegħi – l-istil tiegħu filli jinħass iddilwit, u filli wisq klawstrofobiku. Madankollu, it-tiftix ta’ bilanċ bejniethom insibu interessanti, u dan l-aħħar sirt napprezzah aktar. Xlewh fuq li xlewh, u xahar wara mewtu għadhom jixluh sal-lum, b’li kien jikteb … Continue reading

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On poetry as therapy

Over the past two months, I’ve learnt a lot about writing as therapy. Since early October I’ve written more pages of poetry than I usually muster in a year, though I still have a long way to go. Day poems about … Continue reading

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