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The Two-Headed Man and the Paper Life by Anatoly Kudryavitsky

“Anatoly’s work as poet, haikuist, translator and anthologist has greatly enriched Irish poetry.”
—Dennis O’Driscoll

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—Charles Borkhuis

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—Andrew Joron

“He is a poet who voices the unspeakable.”
—Joseph Brodsky


Pseudoaluminum and the Big Plans

The bigger the house, the smaller the occupants. The same goes for the devil: in huts, he used to oust the inhabitants, while in skyscrapers he can humble himself into a snuff-box.

The devil gradually loses prestige. His dung, however, still ornaments the fields. They send students to investigate this red clay. They hope it contains plenty of pseudoaluminum, the raw material of super-high-speed bombers and portrait frames.



The Two-Headed Man and the Paper Life
by Anatoly Kudryavitsky

$21.95, paperback, 98 pp
ISBN-13:  978-1-941196-87-8


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