Radmila Lazic is the author of seven books of poetry and numerous literary essays. A Wake for the Living, her first collection of poetry in English translation, was published in 2003. (December 2013)

Psalm of Despair

I dwell in a land of despair In the city of despair Among desperate people Myself desperate I embrace my desperate lover With desperate hands Whispering desperate words Kissing him with desperate lips. In despair we make children In …