Love in a Time of Terror: An Interview with David Biespiel

Republic Caféby David BiespielUWP 201981 pages DAVID BIESPIEL is the author of six volumes of poetry, two memoirs, two essay collections, and is...
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Re: Word: Anna Akhmatova

As for memories, they have three parts— / the first is only yesterday / when laughter is still heard, but our cheeks / are wet— this part doesn’t last long. / ....

Re: Word: Polina Barskova

I will try to live on earth without you. // I will become any object, / I don’t care what— / I will be this speeding train.

Re: Word: Daniil Kharms

Anton Mikhailovich spat, said “yuck,” spat again, said “yuck” again, spat again, said “yuck” again, and closed the door. To hell with him. Let me tell about Ilya Pavlovich.

Polina Barskova

I will try to live on earth without you. // I will become any object, / I don’t care what— / I will be this speeding train.

Daniil Kharms

Because of me, Marina Petrovna turned completely bald – bald like a baby’s bottom. It happened like this: I went over to visit Marina Petrovna, and bang! she lost all her hair. And that was that.

Anna Akhmatova

As for memories, they have three parts— / the first is only yesterday / when laughter is still heard, but our cheeks / are wet— this part doesn’t last long. / ....

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