Chrusciel's first book of poems came out in Poland in 2003 and
the second one is forthcoming in 2009. Her poems have appeared
in Colorado Review, Poetry Wales, Boston Review, Process, Lana
Turner, Mandorla, Canary, Rhino, American Letters and Commentary
and other places.|
Ornithologists say white-feathered pigeons are masters of
While I was giving a reading in Chicago, Jan 28th at 5 pm, the
of the pigeon exhibit in Chorzow, Poland collapsed under the
of snow. 63 people died. Slowo nie zagruchotalo. To tylko dach
gruchnal. An iridescent audience on air. Archangels Barbs Homers
Frillbacks Laughers Modenas Nuns Orliks. Swarming to the last
of the roof. Dodging what is falling. Waiting for their owners
silence. While I invoke syllables, give offerings in Chicago.
expectedly something will rustle just a morpheme away. Poetry is
of white and the heaviness of white makes the roofs collapse.
Garlacze. Latawce. Turkoty. Perukarze. Mewki. Pawiki. Blyskotki
Poezja zawsze sie spoznia jak paryska dziewczyna na obcasach.
Przylatuje na miejsce tragedii post factum. Poetry is late like
a Parisian girl
in high heels who arrives at the scene of the tragedy post
is a prayer which saves only itself. Poetry arrives late. A
pigeon that did
not get back to the Arc but waves its olive branch from afar.
off on extended letters.