The suitcase of Hermes

The infinite translating


Frederick Townsend Jonathan Galassi *** In the Italian page Gabriella Mongardi compares the translations with Leopardi’s original text

Can liberal democracy survive?


ROGAN WOLF Can liberal democracy survive our tumultuous, bewildering, frightening, dangerous times? As things stand, it seems not to be coping at all. It is surely in great danger of allowing and even encouraging the irresponsible and anti-social worst to…

Water Poems by Emily Dickinson

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EMILY DICKINSON In the Italian page Gabriella Mongardi analyzes Emily Dickinson’s poems focusing on the element ‘water’. Here are the poems quoted in her article. 107 ‘Twas such a little – little boat That toddled down the bay! ‘Twas such…

100 Great Indian Poems


ABHAY K. (From the Editor’s Note) On 10 December 1950, William Faulkner began his Nobel Prize acceptance speech with these words, “I feel that this award was not made to me as a man, but to my work – a life’s…

Poetry, Trees, and Hope: Twelve Propositions


RICHARD BERENGARTEN Twelve propositions Our words inspiration, respiration and spirit all have a common origin in the Latin verb spirare ‘to breathe’. We breathe involuntarily and necessarily. The air we depend on for life itself surrounds the earth like a…

Tree Of The Gods


KERRY SHAWN KEYS Between the silverfish and the moon a gray ailanthus tree marks this city as mine (I have just eaten a book. I ate all its characters. I ate the deadend of the book) Between the silverfish and…

Haiku & Trees


GERMAIN DROOGENBROODT Released from the tree a whirling down autumn leaf trip with no return Slowly branch by branch breaking out of the vapour the green of the pines Tree on a hilltop with branches spread like wishes to embrace…