Poetry

Poetry without Borders

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Poems by Rose Ausländer, Gioconda Belli, Mario Benedetti, Francisco Brines, Paul Celan, Kim Chi-ha, Cho Byung-Hwa, Kamala Das, Miguel Hernández, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Erich Fried, Ernst Jandl, Sarah Kirsch, Xavier Villaurrutia, Ida Vitale, Adam Zagajewski but also important modern…

Sound, music, mystery

Fake Sunset Flower Music
Digital art ©2015 Michael Dickel

Michael (Dickel) Dekel, a poet and an artist SILVIA PIO (edited by) *** At the Cemetery The distraught woman bends over the disturbed ground, screaming at the man just interred there— cries of good-bye and how-could-you, pulled from deep inside,…

Viv Longley’s Tally Sheet

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VIV LONGLEY Scar Tissue Mum told me I fell off my trike charging down the orchard, pretending I was a horse. I failed to gallop round the fence, and landed in the nettle patch. My skin remembers. I still reach…

A poem for Ukraine in multiple translations

Olesya Zdorovetska Berengarten

RICHARD BERENGARTEN I wrote this poem in 2020, immediately after hearing Olesya’s extraordinary and beautiful renderings of poems by ten Ukrainian poets: Iryna Starovoyt, Olech Lysheha, Yury Izdryk, Marianna Kijanowska, Kateryna Babkina, Lyuba Yakimchuk, Yurii Andrukhovych, Halyna Kruk, and Serhiy…

Lichen Song and Other Poems

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ARTHUR SZE Lichen Song —Snow in the air     you’ve seen a crust on the ceiling wood and never considered how I gather moisture when you step out of the shower     you don’t care that I respire as you breathe     for…

A Unique and Independent Voice in Arabic Poetry

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The Iraqi poet Salah Niazi (SILVIA PIO, edited by) DISCO Drumbeats smash into their echoes and shatter like the screams of broken trees. To and fro, as if the flames licks the wood first; Again lick the wood and again…