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Archive December 2011

Hospital sill

December 26, 2011 by · No comments

Donal Mahoney Photo: Poppy Photography “On the sill today the sun’s pure white. Usually it’s gold,” says Nell, propped in a smock, all frills, sipping tea turning cold as she braids white ram horns of hair high and tight to the sides of her skull.

Christmas Around the World

December 25, 2011 by · No comments

A Christmas report by the readers of Public Republic from the four corners of the world Christmas is everywhere – whether with snow or not, the spirit of Christmas shines in the beauty and goodness of our lives. Merry Christmas to all the readers, authors and editors of Public Republic that, by means of the […]

A Year Ago…

December 20, 2011 by · 1 comment

Klara Barcic Memories are timeless. And precious. They are locked in our hearts for ever and we can think and talk about them at any time. And what is even more important, no one can take them away from us. They are part of our being, and as memories are like that, it is good […]

Within the Rain Zone

December 20, 2011 by · No comments

Changming Yuan Photo: FelixHuth On the local screens, one beside another It shows low clouds drifting like fog That can be seen on the walls of highrises Here the rain downpours as if all the tabs In the heavens have been turned on Curtains of beads, giving us more privacy More freedom, more serenity

“A Poet Can Do Anything” – An Interview with Bulgarian Writer Toma Markov

December 18, 2011 by · No comments

As a poet, novelist, playwright, journalist and musician, Bulgarian writer Toma Markov needs no introduction. If you haven’t read his latest book – the romance novel “Luizza Hut” – make sure to do it, and if you have – don’t miss his next collection of poems – “ANTI-KURT-COBAINIAN DEEDS” . Photo: Sofia Pavlova Can a […]

Scramble Crossing

December 8, 2011 by · No comments

Allen Yuan Photo: takot Red, Yellow, Green Drive Turn Hastily, aggressive people swerve from Lane-to-lane, searching For any & all shortcuts to one place Others are spread out like runners on a track Accelerating straight ahead, avoiding or jumping over obstacles To their destinations Whether it may be escalation or annihilation But I wait, behind […]

Harlem, Blues and Dreams That Bring Me Back Home

December 7, 2011 by · No comments

Jasmina Tacheva Photo: cliff1066™ Never has a Bulgarian citizen brought into bondage another Bulgarian, but we sure know what slavery and oppression are. What the capitalist world carelessly describes as a ‘Socialist Republic’ we call forty-five-year-long isolation spiced with prohibition of free speech, religion, Western culture and private enterprise. So, I am sure we can […]