A fucked up life living in Zurich to work in a small town working in a small town to live in Zurich everything for a small retirement benefit everything for tomorrow´s future every single morning the alarm o´clock the train leaves at 6.09 the train leaves at 6.09 teaching three modules when the rest of teachers teach two wishing to change that and as the cuckoo, open your beak, open your beak, but nothing changes getting up again taking the same seat at 6.05 sleeping on the same train seat on the way to work sleeping standing on your way back to yawn at the wrong timing to yawn at the wrong timing getting to the small town exhausted getting back to Zurich more than exhausted knowing that today is a piece of gold for the retirement benefit, the retirement benefit the precious golden retirement benefit cooking not so much ´cos the lack of sleeping DON´T DREAM DON´T DREAM much DON´T DREAM DON´T DREAM much a fucked up life a fucked up life living in Zurich to work in a small town working in a small town to live in Zurich having a reduced future for a little retirement benefit in Switzerland having a reduced morning to sleep or not to sleep to sleep or not to sleep never dreams, never dreams sleeping on a train, sleeping on a train but never do it, but never do it in class Can´t- get - out, can´t get out, can´t get out from the clock, from the cow, from the knife, from the cheese from the Swiss fucking snow, fucking snow, can´t get out from fucking Switzerland from fucking Swiss white clean tyranny. Vera Moreno from The broken bodies´ fitness center César Simón Poetry Award 2019
Vera Moreno (Madrid, 1972). A multifaceted writer, teacher, rhapsodist, and cultural activist. She loves performance and videopoems.
She holds a Master Degree in Artistic, Literary and Cultural Studies from the Autonomous University of Madrid; and a Sociology and Political Sciences Degree from the Complutense University of Madrid. She also did Women´s studies at Utrecht University in NL.
In 2013 she was recognized as a New Voice by the feminist publishing House Torremozas (Madrid). Vera Moreno was published by Amargord publisher in a double poetry book called The whole orange (La naranja entera) in 2016. Three years later, she won the César Simón poetry reward at the University of Valencia with the poems book called The broken bodies´ fitness center (El gimnasio de los rotos). Next year a new book is coming.
Some of her texts and poems have been translated into Dutch, Esperanto and English.
As a cultural activist she created in 2001 a innovative cultural radio space of one minute lenght called Europe for Culture on Europe FM national radio station. In 2012 Vera Moreno designed and coordinated participative literary events called Literary Moondays (Lunes literarios) at the Rivas city hall – centro cultural del ayuntamiento de Rivas, and co-founder of the poetry channel on youtube Poesía a domicilio / Poetry delivery, with the great Dominican poet Rosa Silverio (2021).
Robin Ouzman Hislop is Editor of Poetry Life and Times at Artvilla.com ; You may visit Aquillrelle.com/Author Robin Ouzman Hislop about author & https://poetrylifeandtimes.com See Robin performing his work Performance (University of Leeds)