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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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Naregno, Elba

You dream across twilight

petals from an error flower
the weakness of the shore
the power of lightning that strays
through time layers

a reason from the reason cave

slick black figures dive into
an orange eye

bespangled? electrified?

the glow-worms of history
have a feast of seeing

Napoleon is this rock's
pointing finger
he wants to re-star the sky