In the poems below, Carles Riba Prize-winning poet Maria Cabrera
ways of knowing
i know the fear in your eyes at dawn. and the crackle of flames, the hidden creaking of the woods, the madness of the birds beating paths in the air. the two of us were just a vague hypothesis, on the threshold of sleep,in the vertigo of doubt and the feline night. we weren’t walking: we were sitting at the peak of a mountain we had scaled insatiably up the...
In some languages, as in English and French, the modern freezing of spelling has removed the writing more and more from pronunciation and has resulted in the need to teach spelling and the growth of fallacies like the "silent" letter (a letter is really either the symbol of a sound or it is unnecessary).