Q: What do you think a young poet starting out today needs to learn the most?

Charles Bukowski: He should realize that if he writes something and it bores him it's going to bore many other people also. There is nothing wrong with a poetry that is entertaining and easy to understand. Genius could be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way. He should stay the hell out of writing classes and find out what's happening around the corner. And bad luck for the young poet would be a rich father, an early marriage, an early success or the ability to do anything well.

-- The Poet's Craft: Interviews From The New York Quarterly.
Edited by William Packard. New York: Paragon House, 1987.


The New Babel By Leonard Schwartz

לעאָנאַרד  שוואַרץ  Leonard Schwartz

Das Neue Babel Von Leonard Schwartz

La nouvelle Babel Leonard Schwartz

Новый Вавилон Леонард Шварц



The poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca translated from the original Spanish into Russian by Leila Imam-Kulieva


Italicized Lines by Rimbaud by Yves Jaques

Linee in corsivo di Rimbaud Di Yves Jaques

Lignes En Italique Par Rimbaud par Yves Jaques


Sandbagging In South St. Louis: The poetry of Suzanne Gillis