maelstrÖm means ‘abyss’ or ‘whirlpool’, natural phenomena geographically situated near to the Norwegian cost, just beyond the polar circle. A metaphorical phenomenon situated in the Yin Yang of our spirit, where light only exists through the shadow that it projects and where shadow is the condition of the birth of light. The first symbolic return to ‘A Descent into the Maelström’ by Edgar Allan Poe.
reEvolution refers to dreams, revolution, the dream of evolution, and acts of poetic re-evolution, of course.
Maelström was founded in 1990 as an open group of artists, poets and writers of all genres, across Rome, Brussels and Paris. In 2003, Maelström became a publishing house and participated in the creation of the network RéÉvolution Poétique in 2002. On the 22nd and 23rd April 2008, the disciples of re-evolutionary poetry would never decisively split, Maelström et Maelström Editions died for this double birth: that of maelstrÖm reEvolution!