Poets for Pussy Riot - Marek Kazmierski

Seeing as there were over 30 poets reading on Wednesday evening, I thought I'd just select a few to say a few words about their remarkable performances, in the hopes that would shed some light on the evening as a whole. All the videos can be found here - http://www.youtube.com/fowlerpoetry 

Marek Kazmierski is the kind of presence in British literature that can perhaps never be appreciated enough. In fact, his endeavours with the prolific Offpress, are so volumous and considered, it is fundamentally difficult to maintain pace with them. His work translating, publishing, documenting and promoting contemporary Polish poetry makes the Maintenant series look like what it is - shallow, half complete, by nature. His work is vital, maintaining access for English speakers to one of the grandest poetical traditions, and he does it with an seemingly endless bravura. His contribution on wednesday was heartfelt, representative of his obvious personal conviction and erudition.