Forty Four


Forty Four by Dana Podracká
Translated from Slovak by Robert Welch

Southword Editions, 2005, 63 pages
ISBN: 978-1-905002-10-8


Dana Podracká’s poems explore the interior landscape of suffering; they work to establish a counterweight to the emptiness and loneliness of markets, power and money. Full of startling images and sudden transitions, her poems act as prayers in a world where plunder, cruelty and indifference threaten to rule unchallenged. Podracka’s voice is an essential witness to atrocities committed systematically by power elites in the heart of Europe.