Poem

  • Eros Bendato (Eros bound), bronze, 1999, by Igor Mitoraj, Kraków, Poland / Photo by Val Kerry
    June 19, 2017 | Nausheen Eusuf
    Eros Bendato (Eros bound), bronze, 1999, by Igor Mitoraj, Kraków, Poland / Photo by Val Kerry Not Elegy, But Eros             for Xulhaz Mannan, LGBT activist murdered...
  • Rich, “On a Saturday Afternoon” (on the road from Royal, Nebraska, to the Ashfall Fossil Beds), May 25, 2013
    June 14, 2017 | Matt Mason
    Rich, “On a Saturday Afternoon” (on the road from Royal, Nebraska, to the Ashfall Fossil Beds), May 25, 2013 Creation Stories My favorite creation story right nowis the Babylonian one,where Apsu and...
  • Beyond the Barbed Wire: Selected Poems of Abdellatif Laâbi
    June 28, 2016 | Abdellatif Laâbi
    Translator’s note: Considered Morocco’s greatest living poet, Abdellatif Laâbi wrote this poem in 1975, roughly three years into his decade-long prison sentence, one of many thousa...
  • Stone faces in Cambodia. Photo by Tammy Ho.
    February 17, 2016 | Tammy Ho Lai-Ming
    Stone faces in Cambodia. Photo by Tammy Ho. In the second installment of “Asian Traumatic Poetics” (to read part 1, click here), I will look at two more poems published in Cha that discuss...
  • Chris Beckett, One & Other, by Antony Gormley, Trafalgar Square, London, 2009.
    February 10, 2016 | Tammy Ho Lai-Ming
    Chris Beckett, One & Other, by Antony Gormley, Trafalgar Square, London, 2009. In this post and one that will follow next week, I will explore the representation of personal trauma in p...
  • A girl waves the Egyptian national flag as thousands of demonstrators participate in antigovernment protests, February 8, 2011. Photo: Felipe Trueba / EPA / Thinking Images v.9
    January 6, 2016 | Najwa Ali
    A girl waves the Egyptian national flag as thousands of demonstrators participate in antigovernment protests, February 8, 2011. Photo: Felipe Trueba / EPA / Thinking Images v.9 afterwa...