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


Anatoly Kudryavitsky lives in Dublin, Ireland, and in Reggio di Calabria, Italy. He is the editor of SurVision poetry magazine. His most recent poetry collections are "The Two-Headed Man and the Paper Life" (MadHat Press, USA, 2019) and "Scultura Involontaria" (Casa della poesia, Italy, 2020; a bilingual English/Italian edition). His latest novel, "The Flying Dutchman", has been published by Glagoslav Publications, England, in 2018. In 2020, he won an English PEN Translate Award for his anthology of Russian dissident poetry 1960-1980 entitled "Accursed Poets" (Smokestack Books, 2020).

Anatoly Kudryavitsky

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The boulevard, a river of trees.
The Sun's sparkling pulse...

Nothingness is crowded,
wordlessness crowned.
Man needs a heart to map his address.

You are your fear of multitudes.
The wind flutes through your head,
through your nothing.

A congealed past, ripple by ripple.
The meeting of eyelids and centuries.

Every man is a sky.