Sad to report news, just in, of the death of Arkardi Dragmoschenko – the pre-eminent Russian experimental poet, (the link between the contemporary avant-garde and the American “Language” poets). Here‘s Charles Bernstein (his friend and colleague)’s note in Jacket2 . Here, as he points out, are the plethora of links available at PennSound (including a conversation with University of Pennsylvania students that aired 2010 on Bernstein’s “Close Listening” program). Jerome Rothenberg includes a translation of Arkardi’s poem “Paper Dreams” and remembers his friend, here. A Russian farewell note (for those of you conversant with the Russian) may be read here. More (many more) memories and thoughts and appreciations (of course) to follow.