“I too am in love down there with the streets
And the square slabs of pavement—“

—George Oppen, “Of Being Numerous”

2 Responses to “Whereabout”

  1. I live a life between two cities, two languages, two interactive poetry traditions: Salerno/Oxford, Italian/English. It is a bless and a curse, somewhat as one gives up completely the idea – let alone the hope – of any durable final destination where to find repose to ones tribulations.

    • That lack of repose is what makes your translations living beings — in contrast to the word-corpses vomited out of the mouths of linguists.

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