By Vera Pavlova,Steven Seymour
Vera Pavlova's If there's something to Desire thrilled the poetry global many years in the past. Her poems, hardly longer than a number of traces, thrill and puzzle us like Zen koans, contemplating issues philosophical, romantic, sexual, familial, inventive. Album for the younger (and Old), whose name poem takes its identify and suggestion from Tchaikovsky’s song, includes us via a existence in miniatures, drawing from a wide-ranging crew of poems translated by way of the poet’s past due husband, Steven Seymour. right here Pavlova returns to her early life to peruse its key components (“a glass jar, a rag, a sponge . . . Mom’s hearing the Beatles, / Dad, to Radio Liberty”), confronts maturity (“And, please, no forbidden fruits!”), balances her loves and losses (“Without you, my unquenchable . . . woes are bearable, / joys are not”). once more, this poet’s piquant brief poems sum up worlds and tackle heavyweight demanding situations, but are gentle adequate to hold with us.
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