This blog has been set up primarily to keep track of my own criticisms and passing interests relating to the artistic world at large. Inevitably this will focus more on critical ideas literature, poetry and theatre than other areas. The exact nature of this content I happy for the moment to form organically instead of setting out to write only about a small set of particulars. As I don’t particularly believe in manifestos I will leave you with a brief explanation of the name and a promise for more substantial material to come.
The name Single Spoke comes from a poem by the Romanian man of letters Nichita Stănescu [niˈkita stəˈnesku]; Wheel With A Single Spoke, with which I am particularly enamored. There aren’t many English translations of his work which have been consistently celebrated in Romania, even during one of the country’s most turbulent political era, and cover vast subject material. Highly recommended and a nice overview of his work can be found here.