City: Bolshevik Super-Poem in 5 Cantos
Manuel Maples Arce
translated by Brandon Holmquest
Poetry | $10 $8
ExcerptThe unhinged masses splash musically in the streets.
And now the thieving bourgeoisie will tremble
for their riches,
robbed from the people,
but someone hid the sheet music to
an explosion beneath their dreams.
Here’s my poem:
Pennants of cheering in the wind,
hair on fire
and captive mornings in her eyes.
made entirely of mechanical rhythms.
only the living fire of my verses
will light these humbled horizons.
- 07.02.14 | Manuel Maples Arce's City: Bolshevik Super-Poem in 5 Cantos reviewed by Zoe Tuck in The Volta Blog
- 08.01.10 | City: Bolshevik Super-Poem is reviewed in Cross Cultural Poetics number 23
- 03.08.10 | City: Bolshevik Super-Poem in 5 Cantos by Manuel Maples Arce is featured on InDigest Picks