An international online magazine that publishes Surrealist poetry in English.
a secret screw
like pink sponginess
turns of the road
buffaloes by the water
a trail of coal and salt
a multitude of glass columns
with stacks of cracked
—like small children in the vale—
inside the monogram of reproach
amid the noise
Translated from the Russian by Anatoly Kudryavitsky
Yuri Milorava was born in 1952 in Tbilisi, Georgia. A graduate of Tbilisi University for Foreign Languages, he lived in Moscow in the 1990s, and now is living in Chicago, USA. Since 1980s his poems appeared in émigré and Russian periodicals, e.g. in The Continent, Chernovik and Khreschatyk, and later in The Anthology of Russian Vers Libre (1991). He has published two collections of his poems, Instead (1996) and Distaff Angel (2003), as well as his memoir about Victor Shklovsky. He has also translated French and Georgian poetry into Russian.