Munster Literature Centre
Ionad Litríochta an Deisceart

Forty Four


Forty Four

Southword Editions, 2005.
Poems by Dana Podracká. Translated from Slovak by Robert Welch.


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.