A poem for Arkadii Dragomoshchenko from Cilla McQueen

to AD

 

as i was reading your poem in Dunedin

you were dying in Russia

this is to say I recognise the span

of your spare word-frame

the unnecessary pared away

to idea shimmering between

you and a flower, in the rain

 

 

Cilla McQueen

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About Jacob Edmond

Jacob Edmond is associate professor in English at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He is the author of Make It the Same: Poetry in the Age of Global Media (Columbia University Press, 2019), A Common Strangeness: Contemporary Poetry, Cross-Cultural Encounter, Comparative Literature (Fordham University Press, 2012), and of numerous essays, which have appeared in journals such as Comparative Literature, Contemporary Literature, Poetics Today, Slavic Review, and The China Quarterly.
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