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Author: Paul Sohar
Location: Warren, New Jersey

Paul Sohar kept busy for years publishing seven volumes of translations from the Hungarian, but now he has a volume of his own poetry, “Homing Poems” (Iniquity Press), in addition to numerous magazine credits, such as Poem, Poesy, Rattle, Same, and others.



THE WWIII MEMORIAL
(To the Magyar Poet Sándor Csoóri)


        He’s a living WWII memorial,
he cannot take a breath without
        choking on a cloud of cordite smoke,
he cannot take a step without
        falling in with a column of POW’s,
he cannot look at the sky without
        seeing bombs raining down,

and yet he runs ahead of the twenty-
        first-century parade
trying to divert it back to
        quiet farms and busy workshops
and away from the already
        festooned WWIII memorial
waiting there among the ruins
        of a smoke-sketched future.





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