Bilingual

Recently, two of Gerald’s texts were published nearly simultaneously in Austria and the US. The literature magazine Book of Matches has included the poem Farewell Song in its spring issue. It features prominently as the last text of the publication. The first issue was published in January 2021. The journal is edited by two accomplishedContinue reading “Bilingual”

Angekommen in Niederösterreich

Zwei niederösterreichische Literaturzeitschriften haben in den vergangenen Wochen Prosa von Gerald Jatzek vorgestellt. Das Podium widmet die Nummer 203/204 dem Neustart. Neben der naheliegenden Interpretation nach zwei Jahren Einschränkungen durch die Pandemie finden sich etwa Texte über eine erschwerte berufliche Neuorientierung (Thomas Northoff) und eine Interpretation der Welt, die zunehmend aus der Zeit fällt. KatjaContinue reading “Angekommen in Niederösterreich”

Mit Leidenschaft

Den Thomas Nemec kenne ich seit, also das ist gar nicht mehr wahr, wie man in Wien sagt. Getroffen haben wir uns in einem wunderbaren, unterirdischen Etablissement namens Club Hoffnungslos. Das war ein selbstverwaltetes Refugium in der damaligen Ödnis Floridsdorfs, das auch Leute aus der Umgebung anzog, weil in der Brigittenau und der Donaustadt damalsContinue reading “Mit Leidenschaft”

Air in Asturias

The city of Avilés in Spain invited creatives from around the world to participate in the VI International Avilés Mail Art Exhibition, themed El Aire (the air). The exhibition in the Palacio de Valdecarzana features works by artists from 42 nations. It closes on January 14th. In cooperation with the city’s Department of Culture, theContinue reading “Air in Asturias”

Being Illegal

On Refugee Day we want to tell you a story in form of a song. On 27 August 2015 Austrian police discovered a truck along the A4 highway in Austria and found 71 deceased illegal migrants, including eight children. All persons had suffocated within hours of boarding. There were no survivors. Years before, Gerald had writtenContinue reading “Being Illegal”