No time to lose, so here it is: Savages, Keats and a reportage on  Poetry, Texas.

Savages is a London band of four ladies inspired by post punk. No enchantment and no fluff.

The band succeeds on the strength of brutal execution and a constant, bright-eyed attention to craft. It has reduced various strands of punk and basic rock to a sound that is ferocious, articulate, and as carefully organized as it is crude. . .


A fragment of the band’s MANIFESTO #2

Because we must teach ourselves new ways of POSITIVE MANIPULATIONS, music and words are aiming to strike like lightning, like a punch in the face, a determination to understand the WILL and DESIRES of the self.


The quote below I found in a book on typography. While I was drawing it I remembered a reportage I listened one or two years ago titled Poetry, Texas by Pejk Malinowski, a Danish poet.


These are some fragments from the reportage:

I’ve found Poetry on Google. I came across a picture of a water tower with a word Poetry on it. Poetry, Texas. I’m a third generation poet, my grandfather was a poet, my mother is a poet, and I have also published books of poetry in my native language Danish. I’ve been surrounded by poetry since childhood, and, so the temptation to go to Poetry and meet the people there was too great to resist. It’s real and it’s a metaphor. (…)

(…) First thing I noticed is that the roads in Poetry sound like radio stations FM 986, FM 1565. The German word for poetry is Dichtung, which means to condense (…) The Greek word for poetry, poesis, literary means to make. The poet in the Ancient Greece was a maker. (…)

(…) Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows and of lending existence to nothing. (…)


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