Vlado Martek was born in Zagreb, and graduated from the University of Zagreb with a degree in literature and philosophy. By vocation Martek is a multimedia conceptual artist, poet and writer, and his oeuvre includes actions, agitations, ambiances, murals, graffiti, texts on his own art and on other artists, prints, art postcards, sculptures, poetic objects, paintings, art books and staged ... more »
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Vlado Martek Poems
Look, I'm protected by the alibi of poetry, I'm writing a poem.
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Look, I'm protected
by the alibi of poetry,
I'm writing a poem.
And my need for meaning
grants me high credit
for zig-zag writing.
But no, I will not use exponents
of collective protection
exclamation mark, question mark, break.
I will use torment. West Balkan hardship.
Goodwill can come only from arrival:
I was combing my hair and a book arrived:
Cutting the Chaos. Elegantly
it became a part of my hairdo.
The fact is: One book, One poem,
One desired way.
I felt protection is . . . ...