Mircea Cartarescu

Maintenant #2: Elena Vladareanu

waiting for the train to medgidia

right before you a fat gypsy woman

lifts her dress above her head

she takes a white fish out from inside her sex

gives it to the controller instead of a ticket

here, maica, you have something to pay your man with

and she throws the fish in your bra

she winks at you

– from fissures by Elena Vladareanu

3 AM Magazine interviews the poet Elena Vladareanu (Romania)