Vilnius

Dispatch 5, Winter, Republic of Uzupis: Crossroads of World Poetry 2016

The Republic of Užupis exists independently in the heart of Vilnius…a bohemian port with its own mermaid and angel…home to artists and vagrants, gentry, moonshine, ravens, one buzzard, and pigeons, and especially to poetry…its Independence Day is April 1st…it once gave birth to a 300 kg egg…it predates and postdates the Known, the Unknown, and …

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Letter from Vilnius: 4

by Kerry Shawn Keys Eastern/Central Europe and Excursions elsewhere              Winter, 2012 Deep freeze here in Vilnius for 2 weeks now, and, in harmony with my genteel poverty, I keep the (brown) study garret temperature at 8 to 12 degrees C, but it suffices and there is no ice on …

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Letter from Vilnius: 3

by Kerry Shawn Keys Eastern/Central Europe and Excursions elsewhere             Autumn, 2011                                                   as gathering swallows twitter in the skies…               …

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