MINERVA / Series III: Invocation and Ritual curates poetry PDFs that summon forth new things and/ or enact conflicts.
Mark, on French poems;
'Many years ago I was attending a weekly poetry workshop when a young German poet who spoke barely a word of English joined the group. At first his poems (he wrote in English) were gibberish, but after a few months had passed, and his English had gradually improved, the poems entered a period in which they began to almost make sense. They teetered tantalisingly, sometimes delightfully, on the edge of meaning for a period of perhaps a few weeks before his English improved further and they entered a third phase in which they began to lose their strange elusive quality. I’m hoping my bad French poems might, to a French ear at least, hover somewhere close to meaning in some unintended but interesting way, but, of course, I’ve no way of telling if that’s the case.'