The suitcase of Hermes

A History of Haiku in Italy

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ANTONELLA FILIPPI A history of haiku in Italy.pdf On 28 June 2009 in Cascina Macondo, where the cultural association Cascina Macondo is based, the second Italian Conference of Haiky took place, with a lecture titled “Haiku in  the Japanese everyday life”…

The Magician and The Palm Reader

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War poems by Harris Khalique The magician and the boy from Waziristan It was a stony winter morning covered in mist. The half-awake magician answered the hurried knock at the front door. The boy, covered in dust and smell, carried…

Poetic Report from Guia Risari

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GUIA RISARI Berlin again My German-speaking friends – the true ones – and especially the others My not so German-speaking friends spread and scattered in the world Crazy sparkles Dust and rubbish around How are you feeling now? How are…

Dewdrops, the long road towards the shortness of haiku

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SILVIA PIO (edited by) Dewdrops, 100 haiku by Germain Droogenbrood in Japanese English Spanish and Dutch with illustrations by Satish Gupta and calligraphy by Taeku Uemura. Spanish editing Rafael Carcelén, English editing Stanley H. Barkan, Japanese by Taeko Uemura –…

A Thousand and One versions of the Arabian Nights

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SILVIA PIO Aladdin, Ali Baba, Shahrazad and Sindbad the Sailor are part of Western collective imagination and have almost become part of our folklore. We all know where they come from: The Thousand and One Nights, also called The Arabian…