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Martin Solotruk

Martin Solotruk: ganed ym Mratislava yn 1970. Graddiodd mewn astudiaethau Saesneg ac Americanaidd a llenyddiaeth Slofacaidd ym Mhrifysgol Comenius, Bratislava lle mae'n awr yn dysgu, wedi treulio rhai blynyddoedd yn gweithio ym myd teledu a hysbysebu.

Treuliodd gyfnod yn astudio ym Mhrifysgol Azusa Pacific, California ac ym Mhrifysgol Warwick ym Mhrydain. Enillodd llyfr cyntaf Solotruk o farddoniaeth Tiché vojny (Silent Wars) (1997) wobr y Gronfa Lenyddol Slofacaidd am y casgliad cyntaf gorau. Dilynwyd y gyfrol hon gan Mletie (Grinding) (2001), Plankton of Gravity (2006) a Lovestory: Agens apaciens (2007).

Ymddangosodd ei gerddi mewn sawl casgliad yn yr Almaen, yr Iwerddon, Prydain Fawr, yr Eidal, Mecsico a'r Unol Daliethiau, gan gynnwys A Fine Line: New Poetry From Eastern and Central Europe (Arc Publications, 2004) a New European Poets (Graywolf, 2008).

Mae Solotruk wedi darllen ei waith mewn gwyliau a digwyddiadau llenyddol mewn sawl dinas, gan gynnwys Llundain, Fienna, Cracow, Berlin, Genova, Dulyn, St. Andrews, Taipei, Firenze, Cartagena des Indias, San Jose - dim ond i enwi rhai. Mae hefyd yn cyfieithu cerddi o'r Saesneg. Mae ei ddetholiadau o lyfrau a wobrwywyd yn cynnwys gwaith gan Charles Simic, John Ashbery a Ted Hughes. Enillodd ei gyfieithiad o Crow gan Ted Hughes wobr am y cyfieithiad artistig gorau yn 2007.

Solotruk hefyd yw Cyfarwyddwr Ars Poetica International, yr ŵyl farddoniaeth a'r tŷ cyhoeddi (www.arspoetica.sk)

 

 

            


 
 

Real Childbirth: Euclidian Word Problem for Two Voices from Within in One

The stubborn halo
of a child curled into a ball
in the fetal position
before being caressed
by the light on top of its head
is putting off
the shift in its mental field
between the parting banks
a sudden short-circuit current obstructs
the following existential attempt
at dignity in the initial form
and twists only in the shape-forming direction
head against the wall of light

passing as if through a geometric word
problem, turning results
into variables

bringing the receptors of a sensitive sign-machine towards the x ending
when suddenly the first kiss on the forehead
elucidates the mystery
in the xyz coronation ceremony
grants the privileges of space
into which we're just being led
in the insistent rhythm of a joyful
yet thorny heart
that is enticing us into the flow
in the xyz rhythm in a variable
rhythm of sudden variables
a thorn rhythmically spread into flow
a point wherever in the xyz
of the typewriter of variables
of thorns and types, of types and thorns
that are pumping up mother's heart
ever more fiercely
pushing us out as in the beginning of the world
into an indescribable space
where the intimate codes become coordinates
pointed into codes
of a machine encoding its activity into coordinates:
whether it's she or whether it is he -
don't blame us, if we aren't your type.

 


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