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Graffitied City

written by: Rebecca Ruth Gould



The S-Bahn wraps
around Tiergarten
then sails over the
homely Spree.

Ground zero
of the twentieth century,
this graffitied city
my mortality.

Rebecca Ruth Gould

Rebecca Ruth Gould

Rebecca Ruth Gould's poems and translations have appeared in Nimrod, Kenyon Review, Tin House, The Hudson Review, Salt Hill, and The Atlantic Review. She translates from Persian, Russian, and Georgian, and has translated books such as After Tomorrow the Days Disappear: Ghazals and Other Poems of Hasan Sijzi of Delhi (Northwestern University Press, 2016) and The Death of Bagrat Zakharych and other Stories by Vazha-Pshavela (Paper & Ink, 2019). Her poem “Grocery Shopping” was a finalist for the Luminaire Award for Best Poetry in 2017, and she is a Pushcart Prize nominee.
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