Fans/readers of PIQ know quite well how large C.P. Cavafy figures in my life. In case you missed it, I’m joined here by fellow Cavafian, poet/friend EVAN JONES whose recent translations of Cavafy The Barbarians Arrive Today (Carcanet 2020) are dear to my heart.
There is so much I can say about/in this poem—loss, memory, desire, grief, the struggle—every once in awhile, usually one in each collection, I come up with a good, signature “protest poem” my queer activist, liberationist intact. I place protest poem here in quotes, because they also tend to be elegies (a statement in and of itself). Memorials are a strong form of protest. That being said, I will share a couple of stories around this one for artist David Wojnarowicz.
Why does this one die and that one not? What does all this mean? How do…
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