Poetry

Lucy Hamilton’s Tree

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LUCY HAMILTON Rings In memory of my father, John Plowright A tree is thick − or thin – skinned, its sap carries sugar to leaves, feeds new cells, infuses roots with energy and the cambium – almost invisible – is…

Trees generating trees

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CLAUDIA AZZOLA The Trees No free playing on language, nor words stretched to extremes or any reference will suffice to tell the layers of the stony, crusty greenery of mountain trees, exposed to the blast, the precipitate of the wind,…

My Feet are Killing Me

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JOHN I. CLARKE (The Montgomery bus boycott of 1955 – 56 took place after Rosa Parks was arrested following her refusal to give up her seat to a white passenger.) Some folks try to change the world by marching armies…

The Cherry Tree that Survived the Bomb

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ROBERTO MALINI Nuclear weapons are holding the future of the world hostage. After Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the international institutions discussed nuclear nonproliferation and abolition strategies. At the same time, however, 50,000 more atom bombs were produced, bombs that got smaller, more…

Welsh Poets in Traduzionetradizione

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SILVIA PIO (a cura) An international magazine of poetic translation edited by Claudia Azzola, Traduzionetradizione is an interesting enterprise in the Italian translation panorama. Issue 13 was published last summer.The  cover image is a painting by Claudio Zanini (Hunting Scene,…

Parade of Poems for the New Year

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GERMAIN DROOGENBROODT (edited by) You would love that the words let you live again the touch of things, the touch that wakes the naked skin and fills it again and again, being able to feel the eyes on the eyes,…

DYAD

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These image-poems by Richard Berengarten and Will Hill are part of a series of thirty-two collaborations, which are to be published in book form in 2018 by Dos Madres Press (Cincinnati, USA), under the title DYAD. All the compositions in…