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Wednesday, December 07, 2005


by Alex Galper
translated from Russian by the poet
with Igor Satanovsky and Mike Magazinnik

I found a job at Citibank
Near the Museum of Modern Art
But got fired on the second day
Because I thought that Citibank
Is the Museum of Modern Art
Since Modern Art is all about
Stock shares & percentage rates
And I with my fake resume
Tried to sneak in the very heart
Of this corporate monstrosity

Alex Galper was born in Kiev, Ukraine and emigrated to America at the age of twenty. In 1996, he graduated from Brooklyn College majoring in Creative Writing. (His professor was Allan Ginsberg.) Alex Galper's poems have been published in many Russian magazines.