maintenant #84 – maarja kangro

The “I” that speaks in my poems is often a persona, so I can observe her/him at a certain distance. Or I can at least indulge in the illusion of separating my own voice from that of a character and being thus more analytic.

Maintenant #12: Jürgen Rooste

when I was younger
I understood no art
it wasn’t even possible
for I grew up inside it
was a part of it

I was born in the soviet union

from The Dadaist State trans. Eric Dickens

3 AM Magazine interviews the poet Jyrgen Rooste (Estonia)