Calliope’s Voice

Poetry and Creation: Three Poems from The Golden Chain

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SARA RUSSELL The Golden Chain (self-published by the author, Venice, 1970; bilingual English-Italian edition: Florence: Paideia, 1998, reprinted in 2001) is a selection of poems written between 1963 and 1969. I helped my father prepare the first bilingual edition for publication…

Bringing a Poem to Be

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SERKAN ENGIN Bringing a poem into being requires a three-part supporting structure composed of poet-poem-reader. The poet-subject perceives the objective reality outside of himself as being a part of it and then he transforms it by using words, which are…

100 Great Indian Poems, A Selection

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This is a selection from 100 Great Indian Poems (see the Editor’s note here) Chill Out —Anon Busy right now with my precious bamboo flute, my delicate fingers on the holes. Darling, can’t snuggle you now, I’m lost fiddling this…

Four poems

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PAVOL JANIK ON THE LINE MAN-WOMAN AND BACK You escape from me like gas. With astonishment I watch how with a single scrawl of your legs you ignite your silk dress. With such blinding nakedness you pre-empt sky-blue flame. Blazingly…

The Last Stop Before Salvation…

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Haiku in English and Gaelic by Gabriel Rosenstock on photography series by Debiprasad Mukherjee, a story on a hospice at Varanasi, India, where people can spend their last fifteen days of life. Taking God’s name and dying in Varanasi –…

PPP – Planetary Poetry Project

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GENEVIÈVE GUETEMME The language of others Since 2013, Jacques Jouet addresses poems to the inhabitants of the world and calls this PPP (Planetary Poetry Project). One of these poems was written in Limerick during the 17th ADEFFI (Association For French And…