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Vadim Kanevsky's (1963−2004) quatrains are unlike typical lyrical poetry. They were born playfully, composed using given, randomly selected rhymes. Equally removed both from pure poetry and from idle versification, they are slivers of life, striking in their fearless and precise handling of word and meaning, their depth and mystery, sharp and unconventional worldview.

The book Blue Happiness, Green Sorrow is available at the publisher's site.