Author! Author! (Autorul la rampă!)
Ruth Fainlight

Traducere, prefață și interviu: Lidia Vianu

Ruth Fainlight's poems are lessons of intensity. She builds them around themes one would hardly associate with romantic peaks of feeling: tenderness is preferred to wild love, ageing and death to the rainbow of youth, helpless regret to buoyant expectation. The poems have homely heroes, whose very lives rely on the poet's sympathy. All these poems are true stories and they are all one. They only exist when someone reiterates the experience, because,

Like music on the page
which has to be played
and heard, even if
only by one person,
this word, this phrase,
this poem, does not exist
until you read it...


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