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David Prashker
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The man behind the Zero Positive, The Immaculate Failure, and the Campaign for a Charter of Human Responsibilities
The man behind the Zero Positive, The Immaculate Failure, and the Campaign for a Charter of Human Responsibilities

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The Quidditas of Esthetics
In James Joyce's "Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man", the eponymous protagonist Stephen Dedalus gives his explanation of the basics of esthetics (spelled without an initial 'a') to Lynch, while they are out walking. The dissertation is interrupted by tr...

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Madagascar
  The argument in favour of global warming is rarely put, but merits putting. Let me do it by analogy. If you, as a nuclear family, are living in a house that becomes a daily mess because one of the children, probably a teenager, cannot aim straight at the ...

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Footnotes to the Book of the Setback
The dream of a totally liberated Falastina The setback in
question was the aspiration of the Arab world to remove that wart known as
Israel from its otherwise cosmetically perfect face. It took place between June
6th and June 11th 1967, and is called the Si...

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Palestine
No such country, I know, not even among the semi-autonomous regions, the overseas territories, the independent enclaves, let alone the off-shore tax havens and the coral atolls; or not, anyway, if the West Bank and Gaza and Israel and Jordan are also includ...

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Catalonia
Worldatlas.com offers a projection of the ten pieces of the world most likely to become nations in the not-too-far distant future. This includes the Flemish Republic, Veneto (a breakaway state in north-eastern Italy , combined with parts of south-west Austr...

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The Song of the Pomegranate-Eater (2)
"Wall of Light" © 2016 David Prashker To listen to an audio recital of the poem, click here Awoken by a worm that nestled on my temple I reached out for mere breakfast and found a fruit soaked in pesticide maggot-riddled forbidden And I ate the poison was c...

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The Song of the Pomegranate-Eater (1)
"Darfur" © 2016 David Prashker To listen to an audio recital of the poem, click here A city of clouds rises above the desert sky ambushing a crescent moon condemning the night to total dark as surely as day will later be condemned to total light Behold! the...

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The Last Confession of the Alchemist-Apothecary
"The Remains of Heinrich Heine" - © 2016 David Prashker To listen to an audio recital of the poem, click here Additional illustrations included in the audio: "Hitler Saluting", "Nietzsche as Superman", "There is no such person as David Irving" © 2016 David ...

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The Mirror and the Mask
"Crucifixion 22" © 2016 David Prashker To listen to an audio recital of the poem, click here A Song Of Lupus He smiles at me contemptuously    from the far side of the mask       in too much of a hurry          to receive this coin             with which I ...

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Song at the Approach of Dawn
"Redemption" © 2016 David Prashker To listen to an audio recital of the poem, click here If I were to walk naked among shadows  beneath the glinting of a night-light   where a star shone without brightness    in the depths of some desert cave -     who woul...
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