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I Wanted to Ask You by Salome Benidze


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Salome Benidze is one of Georgia’s rising literary stars. In this selection of poems, she explores romantic love and all its corollaries: longing, regret, trauma, confession, revelation, even war. Her poems, plainly written but heavy with feeling, hold our gaze and address us directly. The luminous English translations in this bilingual chapbook have been prepared by acclaimed British poet Helen Mort (Division Street; No Map Could Show Them) and leading Georgian translator Natalia Bukia-Peters.