The Sparkplug is a new series starting in Winter 2020. The Green Violin will be sending out an infrequent spin-off review featuring original essays and journalism. The publication version of The Sparkplug will be published digitally, and as a newsprint broadside.
Accompanying podcast coming in Spring 2020.
“The laughter born of the love of truthCzeslaw Milosz, translated by Jan Darowski.
Is now the laughter of the enemies of the people.
Gone is the age of satire. We no longer need mock
The senile tyrant with false courtly phrases.
Stern as befits the servants of a cause,
We will permit ourselves only sycophantic humor.
Tight-lipped, guided by reasons only,
Cautiously, let us step into the era of the unchained fire.”