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  • Cup of tea by a window
    Photo by Victoria Calligo y Solivella While Slovene writer Polona Glavan’s debut novel explored the journey of young Europeans, in the following story, two widowed neighbors form a routine that allows them to look back...
  • Figaro Cafe
    Photo by Susan Sermoneta/Flickr The Swiss poet Kuno Raeber (1922–92) characterized his encounters with the cities Rome and New York as the “great erotic shocks” of his life. Rome quickly became an enduring focus of his writing...
  • Red Canyon
    Photo by Brent Pearson/Flickr Negative Space I I was born on a Tuesday in April.I didn’t cry. Not because I was stunned. I wasn’t even mad.I was the lucky egg, trained for gratitudeinside the belly for nine months straight. Two workers welded bunk...
  • Bruno Montané Krebs wearing a striped shirt.
    Bruno Montané Krebs.Photo by Esther Taboada To complement “Mapping Life through Poetry,” his interview that appears in the November 2014 print edition of WLT, Ryan Long offers the following appreciation of the work of Bruno Montané...
  • The Berlin Wall. Photo by Joede Sousa
    The Berlin Wall. Photo by Joede Sousa Since the fall of the Berlin wall, a rich literary culture has emerged that grapples not only with Germany’s past but also the multilayered experiences of the present and struggles over...
  • Photo gallery by Ben Packham
    Photos by Ben Packham Ben Packham’s arresting photo gallery is a window to Mongolia’s lavish natural splendor, the sprawl of its growing capital city, Ulaanbaatar, and the icy beauty of the Mongolian steppes. Below, Packham recalls the important...
  • Amarsana Ulzytuev. Photo © Anna Dikareva.
      The author reading at the Gogol House Museum in Moscow, February 2014. Photo © Anna Dikareva. Listen to videotaped recordings of both Russian originals in the following clip (4:00-10:05).   Shenhen Buryat Out of the embittering mountains, out of...
  • Swallows. Photo by Kenneth Cole Schneider/Flickr
    Swallows. Photo by Kenneth Cole Schneider/Flickr The Swallows G. Mend-Ooyo  Returning from afar, swallows in flocksEmbrace the tales of the gentle, tranquil steppe.The waters of eternity were spilt into the yellow steppe’s palms,...
  • Photo by Katerina Cheiladaki
    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...
  • Jesus Never Understood My Grandmother's Prayers
    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...

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