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


Anatoly Kudryavitsky has published four collections, the latest being Horizon (Red Moon Press, 2016). His poems have also appeared in Oxford Poetry, Poetry Ireland Review, Plume, The American Journal of Poetry, Shot Glass Journal, The Prague Revue, Otoliths, etc. His latest novel titled disUNITY has been brought out by Glagoslav Publications in 2013. He lives in Dublin, Ireland, and edits SurVision Magazine. He was the recipient of the Maria Edgeworth Poetry Prize (2003) and the Mihai Eminescu Poetry Prize (2017). In 2016 and in 2017, his poems were nominated for the Pushcart Prize by The American Journal of Poetry and by Shot Glass Journal.

Anatoly Kudryavitsky

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The winged dignity of a horse!
Window panes are thickening; memories
don't trickle down here anymore.
There was no occasion for geodesy,
but you just couldn't sit in a seat,
Odysseus perturbed by a mountain,
pursuing every sanguine sunrise.
Time was so well placed!
This was not past the future,
but the map ends where you stand
and nothing stands where you'll end.