By D. Nurkse
the following Nurkse brings alive the actual info that form a lifestyles, consequently particular to the area of Brooklyn—a task on the Arnold Grill, “topping off drafts with a paddle” for the truckers who got here in; the deaf white alley cat that mysteriously survived the wintry weather on a droop in Bensonhurst; the slim mattress the place younger love came about; the wild gardens in the back of the tenements. His exploration of this nearly mythic urban prior is mixed with a feeling of the long run rushing towards us—the ongoing riddle of time and being in a bigger universe.
. . . and he or she who used to be using said,
we all know the arrival catastrophe in detail however the current is unknowable.
Which catastrophe, I questioned, sexual or geological? yet i used to be shy:
her attractiveness was once like a language she didn’t converse and had by no means heard.
From “The Present”
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