Palestinian poet Ghassan Zaqtan, author of ten collections of poetry, has lived in Jordan, Beirut, Damascus, and Tunis, but returned to Palestine in 1994 and now lives in Ramallah. Fady Joudah has translated the poetry of Mahmoud Darwish, and a second collection of his own poetry, Alight, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press. This poem is reprinted here, with permission of the translator, from Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me, and Other Poems.
Miron Bialoszewski (1922-1983) was a survivor of Nazi labor camps, and the author of numerous books, including A Memoir of the Warsaw Uprising. Anatoly Kudryavitsky is a Russian/Irish poet and novelist of Polish/Irish descent. This poem is reprinted here, with permission, from the current issue of TLR.
Ahmet Ada has published more than twenty books of poetry, and was the winner of the 2011 Cemal Süreya Poetry Award. Ken Fifer’s most recent poetry collection is After Fire. Nesrin Eruysal is a literary scholar and translator. This poem is reprinted here, with permission, from the current issue of TLR.
Polina Barskova is the author of several collections in Russian, and was a finalist last year for the Andrei Beloy Prize in St. Petersburg. Kathryn Farris is the author of BOYSGIRLS. Ilya Kaminsky is the author of Dancing in Odessa. This poem is reprinted here, with permission, from the current issue of TLR.
Andrei Krasnyashykh’s 2008 collection The Park of Culture and Relaxation was short-listed for the Andrei Bely Prize, the oldest independent literary prize in Russia. Tanya Paperny is a Brooklyn-based writer, essayist, editor, and translator. This poem is part of a series entitled “Machinations of the Genre,” and is reprinted here, with permission, from the current issue of TLR.
Anuradha Mahapatra is a Bengali poet and social service worker from a village in the forested hills of southwest West Bengal. She lives and works in Kolkata (Calcutta). Carolyne Wright is a poet and translator who spent four years in Kolkata and Dhaka, Bangladesh, collecting and translating the work of Bengali women poets and writers. She lives in Seattle. This poem is from Another Spring, Darkness: Selected Poems of Anuradha Mahapatra, published by Calyx Books.