WCW – Anton Yakovlev

Anton Yakovlev

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 7 p.m.

Williams Center for the Arts
One Williams Plaza, Rutherford NJ

Plus the words of William Carlos Williams
and open readings from the floor


Born in Moscow, Russia, Anton Yakovlev has been a member of the Red Wheelbarrow Poets since early 2012. He is the author of chapbooks Neptune Court (The Operating System, 2015) and The Ghost of Grant Wood (Finishing Line Press, 2015). His work is published or forthcoming in The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow, The New Yorker, Fulcrum, American Arts Quarterly, The Raintown Review, Blue Monday Review and elsewhere. He has also directed several short films.

The Samurai Season

Move along, nothing more to see here.
The beheadings have all been moved to museums.
We’re all here only by the grace of
shutting up—a miniature survival.

Reaching the lookout, you praise the epicurean landscape,
set aside the miserable sticks and stowaways of your child.
You keep readjusting your glow,
you underdog you. In the samurai season, religion
is a kind of ballad, sprinkled with fresh skeletons of birds.

Never mind the pervasive spectacular feathers.
Open your mouth, and the entire forest disappears

Contact: John Barrale – john.barrale@gmail.com

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