Kapka Kassabova

Rookie (1973 / Sofia)

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Raised in Sofia, Bulgaria. SInca 1990 she has lived in England, France, Germany, New Zealand and Scotland. In 1998 she won the New Zealand Society of Authors Award for the Best First Book of Poetry for her collection 'All roads lead to the sea' (AUP,1997) .
Her first novel, 'Reconnaissance' (Penguin,1999) won the Commonwealth Writers' Pize for Best First Book in the South-East Asia-Pacific... more »

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It Never Entered My Mind

It is a Miles Davis blues
they must have heard before.

She says,

It reminds me of October rain
on a New York roof past midnight.

A tumpet player in the Paris Metro
with a hole in his knee and eyes of fever.

A winter in the south - any south
among perched villages and wailing winds.

Anybody's childhood in an East European city
of shadows and fog.

A galaxy of dim bars along the street
in Berlin of the thirties.

The silver rustle of a single noun
yet to be coined, to mean complete sadness.

Railway stations in pre-war ...

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