Already in front of you and far behind (Will Stone about ‘The Icon Maker’)

Will Stone about The Icon Maker by Paul Stubbs (Arc Publications) On arriving in Paris from the provinces and clearly faced with no other plausible reaction, Arthur Rimbaud urinated on the manuscripts of establishment poetasters and summarily destroyed the ‘poetic’ Parisian lodgings the Parnassians had provided for him. In our own era, where endless droves of … Continue reading

To The Silenced – Georg Trakl

To the Silenced, selected poems of Georg Trakl, introduction and translation Will Stone (Arc Publications, 2005) by P. Stubbs The task set themselves by most major European poets of expressing what it feels like to be alive in any one epoch does not, on the whole, apply to the poetry of Georg Trakl. The world … Continue reading