An Interview with Viktor Sosnora

Introductory Note: The life of the poet Viktor Aleksandrovich Sosnora has been one of continual risk. When he was a year and a half, in 1938, he was confined to clinic for three years with osteotuberculosis, and doctors almost had to amputate his arm and leg. When World War II …

Three Poems by Viktor Sosnora

THE CONTOURS OF THE OWL Midnight flowed secretly as the sap of birch trees. Policemen stiffened like fingers on street corners. Only shepherd dogs clinked their chains before the buildings, moving their tails like the microbes of cholera. Deep sleep. Buildings somnolent as the work of …