“The Conservation of Matter” arose out of a conversation with a beloved friend whose daughter had recently died. What happens when we die was for him at that moment in time a deep and furious renunciation of possibility. The poem was a response to that—a hope for an opening. A few months into the Trump […]
Meryl Natchez’ translations include: Poems From the Stray Dog Café: Akhmatova, Mandelstam and Gumilev, and Tadeusz Borowski: Selected Poems. Her book of poetry, Jade Suit, appeared in 2001. Her poems and translations have appeared in “The Pinch Literary Review,” “Altanta Review,” “Lyric,” “Moth,” “The Comstock Review,” “Canary,” “Squaw Valley Community of Writers Poetry Review,” and many others. She blogs at www.dactyls-and-drakes.com.