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She Didn’t Have a Name

Written by Sandor Halmosi

Translated from Hungarian by Elizabeth Csicsery-Rónay

Narrated by Bill Wolak


No, no, she didn’t have a name

Women don’t have names

In dreams

They just come

They just look enigmatically

From the backroom

They patter

They descend from the attic

And pass with light steps

Before the door

Opening to the corridor


Sándor Halmosi is a Hungarian poet, literary translator, and publisher. He lived in Germany for 16 years, but currently lives in Budapest, Hungary. His latest book of poetry translated into English is titled The Dual Nature of Silence.
Elizabeth Csicsery-Ronay is a writer, poet, translator, editor. She studied philosophy at George Washington University, then modern languages at the Sorbonne, Paris.




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