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Timons Esaias

2015 Louis Award Winner

Timons Esaias of Pittsburgh, PA for his manuscript
Why Elephants No Longer Communicate in Greek.

Timons Esaias of Pittsburgh is a poet, satirist, essayist,
and writer of short fiction whose works have appeared
in nineteen languages, so far.

Timons's Web Site

Read "All the Important People #5" at Vox Populi

Read "It Only Takes One" at Vox Populi

Read "All the Important People #1" at Verse Daily

Read a review of Why Elephants No Longer Communicate in Greek from Main Street Rag


“Good poetry is largely about the voice of the poet. In these wry and personable poems, Timons Esaias shows how good of a poet he is. In topics that range from the day-to-day to the sardonically fanciful, he provides pleasures for everyone from the casual poetry reader to the hard core, omnivorous fanatic. Esaias does what all good poets do: he’s continually interesting.”

—Mike James, author of The Year We Let The House Fall Down


Poem from
Why Elephants No Longer Communicate in Greek

All The Important People #2

Much is lost. My age. Who
that woman in the yellow chair is.
If it’s Tuesday that we have hot-dogs
or another day.

Lethe is a word that I remember. I keep
dreaming that a Saint Bernard with
one of those little kegs, brought me
water from Lethe.

I am afraid. That woman is afraid, too.
Questions keep coming, mysteries, threats,
and that is frightening, and so also
is dreaming.

I have only fragments. A bell tower;
the name of a city in what I think is Europe;
all the important people, nameless now,
gathered at my wedding.
Why Elephants No Longer Communicate in Greek


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