Flame talks of a game that's been on his mind a lot and how it's important to let go notions of 'high art' when producing poetry.
Defense against Speech Acts (Pragmatics and Poetry)
Flame explains how language works like magic (more than you'd think!) and introduces the blackest of all black magic: Pragmatics. He also plugs a play he's putting on this weekend!
Yearly Themes – What the Pandemic Taught Me
Flame breaks his radiosilence in a brief piece about how he plans to look at 2021 going forward.
Making Sense of Nonsense (Syntax and Poetry)
Poetry is partly an art of not making sense. You will be surprised how many perhaps 'poetical' sentences are, strictly speaking, "ungrammatical"
Times Bygone, Times in Quarantine
It has been radiosilence for the last few months on our part. Whatever have Davide and Flame been up to?
The New Haiku: One-Breath Poetry
In this short post Flame introduces a new way to write haiku by examining one of the most popular pieces in its original form.
Eco-poetry and The Environment
Flame tackles an important topic by analysing two monuments of the English canon; a small contribution an English major can make for the environment.
Re-Poeticiziation in Translation: Rhyme or Reason
What matters more in translation - a word-for-word recreation of the original, or mainting the original pace and rhythm of the piece? Flame offers an introduction to one of his favourite topics.
Странността на чуждия // Queering the Other
Why do we read? And how does that impact our lives? Here is a perspective on desire which hopefully convinces you of the importance of being earnest. Bilingual post: EN/BG.
Piercing the Shell of Percy Shelley
"This might lead you to believe that readers have power over the material; yet that is precisely the poem's trap. It has control over you."
Sight: The Sense of Purpose
Flame explores feelings of being useless. Well, isn't that a new one. Also, Davide made a funny joke here.
Pieces of Life and Diaristic Writing
Flame leaves teenagehood and talks about his experience with diary writing.
A Call Out: De-Roncoing the Davide
"Would it not be the most supreme of pleasures to witness the world from that altitude, to experience the adrenaline-filled awe of contemplating the mortal scenery beneath?"
Dreams of Joy and Where to Find Them
Flame takes a New Historicist approach and does a comparative analysis of a banknote and one of his poems. I wish.
A False Hope: L’eauspoir
Flame demonstrates how his work is often inspired by interactive entertainment media, also known as 'videogames'.