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Harbingers of the Deaths of Parrots

Poetry Krzysztof Jaworski
Translated from the Polish by Benjamin Paloff

Perhaps the songs they sang for us
were not those we’d have wanted to hear,
but who among us can, with a clean conscience,
say of himself that what matters to him
is what others listen to. Others who
often don’t feel like listening,
for lack of time, or lack of ears,
it’s not important.  [...]

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Issue 22

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22

Winter 2015

Author

Krzysztof Jaworski was born in Kielce, Poland, and is the author of over a dozen books, including Drażniące przyjemności, 1988–2008 (Irksome pleasures: collected poems 1988-2008) and, most recently, Do szpiku kości (To the marrow), an avant-garde novel about his experience with cancer. Both titles are available from the Polish press Biuro Literackie.

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