Alla Vilnyanskaya was born in the Ukraine and raised in the U.S. She came to Philadelphia in 1989 with her parents. She holds an MA from Miami University and an MFA from Columbia University. Her work has been published in several online and print journals. She is currently working on her first full length book of poetry
As with Andy Warhol
something broke, was lost, given away.
left unexplained, unanswered.
Things were being confiscated, denied, offered up
there was a disagreement, fabrication
the inability to protect—to restrain.