- By Edward Clifford
Yes, I bought you a wedding dress big enough for the two of us
And in the taxi home
we kiss a coin from your mouth to mine.
—from “Of Weddings,” Spring 2018 (Vol. 59, Issue 1)
We asked poet Ilya Kaminsky the same ten questions we ask our other contributors. He responded with nine of his own.
How do you begin writing a poem?
I write in lines. So the lines find their way on paper whether I overhear two boys insulting each other at the gas station, or see a gull cleaning her feet, or two old men playing dominoes on a hood of a car, or two young women kissing at the fish market. They become lines on receipts, on my hands, on a water...