Blast and Cruise
Looking for thirst,
I made the elements twist me.
freezing in July’s ovens.
mirrors of wrinkled self-shadow.
Heavy, shelterly traps of air.
hoping for up-wishes to burst.
My fern-framed face
slipped under white, cold lightning.
Clouds failed me, rain.
Then came the thirst,
with clean, sharp desires.
Someone to shine for,
someone who shines.
Agnes Marton, Blast and Cruise
Hungarian, b. 1965, playing from Luxembourg
Hungarian-born poet, editor, linguist, translator. She has been working in academic, art and EU law publishing since 1991. She is based in Luxembourg.
She participates in exhibitions and art projects: Opposition (USA), Flow (Switzerland), So What (New Zealand), Stone Project (USA), Arts et Jardin (France), Windows for Burns Night (UK), Dharmic Angels (UK), European Sculpture: Methods, Materials, Poetry (Sweden), Appeal 2012 (South Africa), Wool Symposium (Spain), Not On Our Green Belt (UK), A Place in Time (UK).
She performs her poems all over the world. Most recent publications: Sculpture/poésie (France); Gateway (USA); Penning Perfumes (UK), the award-winning Estuary: A Confluence of Art and Poetry (USA, poetry editor and contributor); Poems for Pussy Riot (UK), Binders Full of Women (UK), Shorelines (UK), For Rhino in a Shrinking World (South Africa), Le monde n'est pas rond (Luxembourg), Lines Underwater (UK), Drifting Down the Lane (USA, poetry editor and contributor).
Recent commissions include Double Bill (UK), Glitter is a Gender (UK), Tour de Vers (UK), Shakespeare/Bronte/Austen Anthology (UK).