D. Burliuk, Aleksandr Kruchenykh,
V. Mayakovsky, Viktor Khlebnikov
from A Slap of Taste in Public Taste
To the readers of our New First Unexpected.
We alone are the face of our Time. Through us the horn of time blows
in the art of the word.
The past is too tight. The Academy and Pushkin are less intelligible than
Throw Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, etc. etc overboard from the Ship
He who does not forget his first love will not recognize his last.
translation from the Russian by Anna Lawton & Herbert Eagle