You missed (or not) Saviana's recent readings from her new book GOOGLE ME!
at the Bowery Poetry Club and KGB Bar
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I had to move into another language
Mine was too small too poor too lazy
Too beautiful but self-destructive
In an old-fashioned romantic way
The words grew to fight with each other
And die on cyber battle fields
Defeated by the God of Internet
And the American Dream always reborn
Out of the ash of our daily nightmares
Google me! Google me!
Everyone I know googles me now
Google is my proof that I exist
I think therefore I am?
No. I have a website therefore I am.
I actually don’t have a website
That’s why I really needed to move into the
So people who google me can understand who I am
And what I am doing
On this noisy earth.
I called the movers to help me
No one answered
But I must say that
The voice of the machine answering my call
Was really sweet
She said Thank you for calling Global Movers
You need a passport
You need a visa
You need to wait in line at the American Embassy
You need to get up early
There are people waiting since last night
Sleeping on the sidewalk across the Embassy
You can’t stay on the same side
There are guards guarding
And you don’t have an American passport
So thank you for calling and try again
During our office hours
Although we don’t actually have office hours
We are an internet company.
Visit our website you can travel
Wherever you want
On our website
We are looking forward to your feedback
Write it down on globalmoversblogs.com
So why do I need to move at all?
Why do I need to travel?
There’s a McDonalds on my block in Bucharest
There’s a cinema with Hollywood movies
two blocks away
I’ve got a laptop a DVD player an American
Everything is fine
Global Movers I don’t need you
I’ll just stay here
In my small Romanian apartment.
I’ll google everything and everybody
I’ll live a full life
In English without subtitles
And I’ll never move
I’ll never talk
But I will have a funny screen name
Like Peaches-in-the-sun or Hole-in-the-flag
(from the book GOOGLE ME!)
Click here to see/download the poster
Listen to Saviana reading poems from her new book GOOGLE ME!
(at a writers' conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee - NO, she can't sing Chattanooga-choo-choo :-)
(for those who got this far on my website)
YOU CAN DOWNLOAD the book "GOOGLE ME"
Saviana's recent readings at the BOWERY POETRY CLUB (with Ugly Ducking Press' Eastern European Poets Series) and the RUSSIAN SAMOVAR during the AWP Conference in New York.
You should know that:
Saviana's poetry has appeared in many English-language journals including Talisman, Poetry London, Metamorphoses, Exquisite Corps, Pen Club Magazine, The Temple, Watchword, Absinthe, The Saint Ann’s Review, etc.
She has had readings in diverse venues such as: Bowery Poetry Club, Cornelia Café, Russian Samovar, KGB Bar, International House, Romanian Cultural Institute in New York, the Romanian Embassies in Washington DC and London, Club A, Museum of Romanian Literature, various international Bookfairs, universities
She toured UK with poetry readings (Bath Literature Festival, Cambridge, Dylan Thomas Center – Swansea, Salisbury, London).
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