Poetry from Margarita Serafimova

Photo: Sixteen Miles Out

The Passing Holder

I have names, I have days, I have lands –
with unevennesses, with long laid grasses –
they are not mine, but I have them.

Margarita Serafimova is the winner of the Inaugural Ralph Angel Poetry Prize (2021), the 2020 biennial Tony Quagliano International Award for innovative poetry for “an accomplished poet with an outstanding body of work”, a 2020 and 2021 Pushcart nominee, and a finalist in nine other contests. Her collections in English include ‘A Surgery of A Star’ (2020) and ‘Еn-tîm’ (‘The Forest’) (2021). Her work appears widely, including at Nashville Review, LIT, Poetry South, Steam Ticket, Waxwing, Reunion Dallas, and Trafika Europe. Visit.

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