THE MUSE IS ON THE LOOSE
The Muse is on the loose and wastes herself away
on some cretin.
A severe goer through everyday scandals.
It is well worth risking a damnation or two.
Almost anything stumbles upon its quest.
Try to imagine the absence of your voice.
La Grande Messe Des Mots
resumes next to nothing.
It is only a gradual misconceiving that alerts the beginning
and the end of the days.
The widths of the most important
poet of your neighborhood
eradicate the rest of the absolutions.
Yannis Livadas is a contemporary Greek poet, born in 1969. Livadas' aesthetic position, both in his poems and his essays, constitutes the idea of experimentalism based on «organic antimetathesis» - the scaling indeterminacy of meaning, of syntactic comparisons and structural contradistinction.
He is also an editor; essayist, translator, of more than fifty books of American poetry and prose; an independent scholar with specialization on modernism, beat literature, postmodernism and haiku. He is also a columnist and freelancer contributor to various literary magazines, both in Greece and other countries. His poems and essays have been translated in eight languages. He lives in Paris, France.
"PARIS est un vertige