Meluzína was a fairy, or some other form of supernatural being. The tales about her throughout Europe are various. In Czech, the word indicates the sound of wind in a chimney, through boulders on a cliff, any instance when air becomes audible, creates its own song, its own narrative around and through the stuff of this world. Meluzína represents a facet of the PSP that connects not only to the pedagogy of creative writing but to the core values of a free and vibrant literary culture.
We use the Czech spelling, which is pronounced [:mel-oo-ZEEN-ah:]. In Czech, the emphasis is on the first syllable. In English, it´s natural to emphasize the syllable pronouced as “zine.”