ISSUE 33
August 2006

Julia Andreevna Istomina

 

Julia Andreevna Istomina Julia Istomina was born in Moscow, Russia and came to the States in 1990. She explores a variety of themes within her work including the nature of cultural associations and language. Her poems, translations, and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Ars Interpres, Shampoo, Big Bridge, Stride Magazine (UK), DMQ Review, Bathyspheric Review, Rain Taxi, and The Gertrude Stein Awards Anthology. She has previously studied with the Australian poet John Kinsella and is an M.F.A. candidate at the New School.
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I have the
wicked
urge
(to cross
myself)—

No different
than
shelving rye
and birdseed—
winged
packing up
to go-
deep as
these maladies—
thick as
Frank O'Hara's
pockets
holding lines
he sadly
spooned in
Central Park,
after his sly
toupee rose
that morning,
kissed old-
drama and
followed
the gulls

 

 

Julia Andreevna Istomina: Poetry
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