Thursday, February 7, 2008

Leaving Prague: A Notebook

Do you like sparrows, Prague, Russia, poetry, assimilation, or Communism? Or, do you like readings about any of those aforementioned topics? If so, check out Alexei Tsvetkov's essay "Leaving Prague: A Notebook," posted on the Poetry Foundation's website:

"When I abandoned poetry, I went on to dabble in various other genres hoping I’d get closer to the truth. Well, I didn’t, of course, the truth remaining as distant as ever. But I have now rediscovered what poetry is good for. It is the only way I know how not to lie — provided, that is, I stay far enough away from the halls of  heroes."

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