FALL 2007


FALL 2007

Alex Galper


there is a tiger in my bedroom
the one who hid at Blake's and Ginsberg's.
I was convinced today in the subway
that Christ was a Black lesbian.
today I saw Russia in my dream
without political prisoners, epidemic alcoholism
and impassable roads.
will aliens ever kidnap me
and force me to shed some pounds?
I'm on the road ten hours a day
driving myself crazy.
Inna! Inna!! Inna....

        tr w/ Igor Satanovsky and Mike Magazinnik

Alex Galper was born in Kiev, Ukraine and came to America at the age of 20. In 1996, he graduated from Brooklyn College majoring in Creative Writing. His poems have been published in many Russian magazines.



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