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Amber Tamblyn (she/her/hers) reads Marina Tsvetaeva's poem, “An Attempt at Jealousy.”

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Hi there, my name is Amber Tamblyn, and this poem I'm going to read for you is called "An Attempt at Jealousy" by Marina Tsvetaeva and was translated by my friend Ilya Kaminsky and Jean Valentine from Russian.

I love this poem so much because it is demented and terrifying and raw and true to the human emotions of desire, and it also makes me laugh, and it really feels like when you are spiraling in your head about something, whether that's a lover or not, that you have many different voices speaking at once, asking questions and demanding things and sobbing and laughing. It's just hysterical in every sense of the word.