The Stray Dog

by Ed Sanders

It was a Rebel Café

in a cellar
@#5 Miklahilovsky Sq.
in Petersburg

opened Dec. 1911
till spg ’15

3 + years

Akhmatova often
read her poems there
in her first flush of fame

down a winding staircase
into the “multicolored, smoky
always mysterious }                 Stray Dog”

a little less than a year
before Hugo Ball in Feb. ’16
opened the Cabaret Voltaire
in Zürich.

All Hail to the Rebel Café!