"dog," "promenade 1," "promenade 2," and "Butoh"


the dog works herself

through the fence between two gardens

she is on the watch



promenade 1                                                 

a statue is watching people strolling

scattering the birds from his head

thinking of the man who locked him in stone



promenade 2                                              

the bench is empty

its back board is cracked lengthwise

the statue sits beside





slugs crawl on the nitrous wall of the basement

this is their days

their nights

their lives

their demise



Gabor G Gyukics

Gabor G Gyukics (b. 1958) is a Hungarian-American poet, jazz poet, literary translator born in Budapest. He is the author of 11 books of original poetry, 6 in Hungarian, 2 in English, 1 in Arabic, 1 in Bulgarian, 1 in Czech and 16 books of translations including A Transparent Lion, selected poetry of Attila József and Swimming in the Ground: Contemporary Hungarian Poetry (in English, both with co-translator Michael Castro) and an anthology of North American Indigenous poets in Hungarian titled Medvefelhő a város felett. He writes his poems in English (which is his second language) and Hungarian. His latest book in English is a hermit has no plural (Singing Bone Press, 2015). His latest book in Hungarian was published by Lector Press in May 2018. Photo by Sándor Gyapjas.


Edited for Unlikely by Jonathan Penton, Editor-in-Chief
Last revised on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 21:57