There is only one hour / Only one hour / The cold hour
Three excerpts, with an interview by translator Margaret Jull Costa and an essay on the book’s publication.
Rick VanderKnyff on Fernando Pessoa’s The Book of Disquiet
by Rick VanderKnyff | Contributing Writer
Jay Aquinas Thompson on Valerie Mejer Caso’s This Blue Novel
the sky—a womb stung / by countless golden bees.
Strange shadows are everywhere / and everywhere there are traps.
“Do you know what / you are when your eyes are shut”
“I arrive again at this place, but am no longer / of that time”
A little later she and I are alone in the room, / nearly ourselves again, together gathering the meager fruits / and meditating on the empty party