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  • Photo by Katerina Cheiladaki Translator’s note: Arvanitika, or Arberishte as it is called in the Corinthian mountain villages, is one of the many languages in the world...
  • Photo by Marjan Lazarevski     Jesucristo’is Ja’ Ñäjktyäj’ya Äj’ Tzumama’is Kyionuksku’y Äj’ tzumama’is ja’ myuspäkä’ kastiya’orenatzu’ jyambä’ä ngyomis’kyionukskutyamnatzu’ xaä’ tumä nabdzu’jyambäukam yanuku’is musokiu’tyamÄj’ tzumama’is...
  • World Literatuture Today published an earlier version of this booklist of international environmental literature in its January 2009 issue offering selections from seventeen countries or regions throughout world, from Argentina to the...
  • The Gardener  I learned to plant trees with my grandfather.“The willows need more water than you, Andrés,and their rootsin the beginning aren’tvery deep.Sometimes they grow so fastand sometimes they stagnate in the earth,afraid of the air.” Today...
  • In exploring the ever-fluid realities of the contemporary environment, few mediums are as well suited as cinema. Through the recording and manipulation of images, sound, and temporal duration, the cinematic form presents a multisensory experience of...
  • Illustration from Feng Yunpeng’s Jinshi suo 金石索 (1821; Index of inscription on bronzes and stones), as featured in The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry, translated and edited by Burton Watson (Columbia University Press,...
  • Photo by Noel Reynolds/Flickr “Birds” is one of the interrelated stories in Tianqiao shang de moshushi (Magician on the overpass), published in Taiwan in 2011. The entire collection is set in Chinese Plaza (Zhonghua...
  • The gallery above includes photos of Potosi and Cerro Rico Mine, Bolivia. Photos © Kevin Gass Photojournalist Kevin Gass has been creating photo essays that capture countries and cultures in flux for over fifteen years. In 2013 he and author Tom...
  •   How tenderly the stream flowsamong the numberless blossomswhose heads dip and weavein the tepid east wind, how warmthe insect tune, and multitudethe ripe green grasses, rank on rankthrough which it runs, carryingthe sky in its light-rippled...
  •   Wishes Wish I could still laugh with the lotusOn the bank of the Nile  Take off my clothes And dive into the Zambezi  Join spirit dancersIn the middle of the Ganges Romp with the RioTo the thunder of the samba Fan the Yangtze’s face With...

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