Michal Habaj

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Michal Habaj is a poet, novelist and literary scientist. He was born in 1974 in Bratislava. He studied Slovak Language and Literature, and completed his doctoral studies at the Institute of Slovak Literature, Slovak Academy of Science, where he currently works. He is the author of the monography Second Modernism (2005).
Popular Poems
7 models
7 separate us from each other: 7 models
vis-a-vis: 7 models over their coffees: analysing
their hairdos: their lips: their tits: like a beautiful,
tender legoland: will somebody reassemble a model
This very night bites you with the moon in your face.
Sharp glistening teeth of the towers lit up the stars above our city,
as the black sky falls heavily into the gardens.
You are singing, dear princess of laboratories,
Summer day: Nostalgia
in dark forests: thickets and copses:
cyborgs: steel-swarthy constructions:
with mouthfuls of wild strawberries ponder:
what fujara was: who was a shepherd:
In A Castle Park
It is me, returning after all these years or else centuries, ma princesse.

Nothing, but Europe has grown old in the maps, and the seas gotten all lined and
(Trakl Track)
a faint shadow of a sister...

...that which emanates from fragile translucent bodies of plants
and autumn melancholies, faces of girls
frightened by coming of age.


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