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English Department Zurich in Anglophone Literatures

Edward Sanders, "The Birth of Perf-Po" (2000)

Editorial Notes

  • Edward Sanders has also written two other poems that refer to Dada Zurich: "Hymn to the Rebel Café" and "Dada Comes to Zürich." Like "The Birth of Perf-Po," the latter is taken from his ambitious three-volume America: A History in Verse. By including Dada Zurich in his history in verse, Sanders implies that Dada Zurich's influence on the U.S., via Dada New York, makes it an integral part of American history.
  • During his time in Zurich (1916-1917), Vladimir Lenin lived at Spiegelgasse 14.

Places Referenced

  • Spiegelgasse 14 (see editorial note)




Weiterführende Informationen

Zurich in Anglophone Literatures

Zurich in Anglophone Literatures


Sanders, Edward. "The Birth of Perf-Po." 1900–1939. Vol. 1 of America: A History in Verse. Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 2000. 146–148.

Project Editor

Martin Mühlheim

UZH English Department, Plattenstrasse 47, CH-8032 Zürich, Switzerland