The Work of Boubacar Boris Diop: Three Salient Features
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Chiranan Pitpreecha’s poetry gave voice to Thailand’s mass pro-democracy movement of the early 1970s. After a violent government crackdown in 1976, she fled to join the Communist Party of Thailand as a dissident. The poems in (1989), Pitpreecha’s award-winning collection, called for the end of Thailand’s military dictatorship. Over thirty years later, their legacy still remains ambiguous ..read more
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Two Poems from Shadow and Light: Part of the Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here Project
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project of photos and poems about a wife and husband, both law professors in Mosul, who were murdered on two separate occasions between 2004 and 2005. “In your living room was / a bone-colored piano. / In boredom we pressed / a key. / We even sang. / Do you remember?” from “The Piano,” by Lea Nagy (trans. by Hélène Cardona ..read more
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Migratory Violets
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This piece by Lin Yi-Han is based on the theme of what it’s like to dwell in a body that carries trauma, and what it means to live in a mind where literature, memories, and vulnerability interweave with one another ..read more
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The Island of Missing Trees
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“Father / Father, our beloved father / Live a long life / May your name be sanctified / May your strength be strong / Because your existence is useful,” from “Tribute,” by Maky Madiba Sylla , an adaptation of a prose poem by the same name written by Neustadt Prize–winning author Boubacar Boris Diop ..read more
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You Might as Well Live
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A young woman with two degrees and no job hits the streets of Palermo looking for work with only a Dorothy Parker poem to sustain her ..read more
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Two Poems from Shadow and Light: Part of the Al-Mutannabi Street Starts Here Project
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project of photos and poems about a wife and husband, both law professors in Mosul, who were murdered on two separate occasions between 2004 and 2005 ..read more
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Nine Places Where You Can Still See Wheel Tracks from the Oregon Trail
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“On my right metatarsus / you can see the swale caused by wet wagon wheels / coming out of the Big Blue River, heaving / their sodden burdens over the top / of my arched  / foot, cracking / the delicate bones below,” from “Nine Places Where You Can Still See Wheel Tracks from the Oregon Trail,” by Beth Piatote ..read more
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La mirada quieta (de Pérez Galdós)
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“She waits for me in the rain at the corner of the gas chamber, / asking a young guide if she knows / where her uncle was killed in 1942,” from “Traduttore, traditore,” by Lidija Dimkovska (trans. by Ljubica Arsovska & Patricia Marsh-Stefanovska ..read more
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The Haunting of Hajji Hotak
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“She waits for me in the rain at the corner of the gas chamber, / asking a young guide if she knows / where her uncle was killed in 1942,” from “Traduttore, traditore,” by Lidija Dimkovska (trans. by Ljubica Arsovska & Patricia Marsh-Stefanovska ..read more
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In the Belly of the Night and Other Poems / En el vientre de la noche y otros poemas / Ndaani’ Gueela’ ne xhupa diidxaguie’
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“She waits for me in the rain at the corner of the gas chamber, / asking a young guide if she knows / where her uncle was killed in 1942,” from “Traduttore, traditore,” by Lidija Dimkovska (trans. by Ljubica Arsovska & Patricia Marsh-Stefanovska ..read more
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