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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Anatoly Kudryavitsky is living in Dublin, Ireland. He has published four collections of his poetry, and the fifth is due from MadHat Press later this year. His poems have also appeared in Oxford Poetry, Poetry Ireland Review, The Prague Revue, Plume, The American Journal of Poetry, The Honest Ulsterman, Cyphers, Diaphanous, Stride, Otoliths, etc., and have been anthologised and translated into fourteen languages. His latest novel, The Flying Dutchman, was published in the UK by Glagoslav in 2018. He is the editor of SurVision poetry magazine.

Anatoly Kudryavitsky

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Gertrude Stein's Americana

(A Cento)


A country with a wait. A very late country.
The binding of a pet and a revolver.
A sound is in the best society.
In the midst of money we are whistling.


Birds measure birds. Extra extreme.
See the meadow in a meadow light.
Weeds without papers.
A very lily lily.
A cloud of neglected Thursdays.
A bit of green breeze makes a whole green breeze,
and a breeze is in between.