Poem

  • coniferconifer, “water ablution pavilion,” November 30, 2013
    August 2, 2017 | B. B. P. Hosmillo
    coniferconifer, “water ablution pavilion,” November 30, 2013   Sparrows, Sparrows She is a man in her late forties and nobody knows when she was born or when she built a silvery house at the notorio...
  • Chañaral is a small coastal city in the Atacama region of Chile. Devastating flash floods in 2015 caused an estimated $1.5 billion in damage to the region. Photo by jipe7.
    July 31, 2017 | Laurence O’Dwyer
    Chañaral is a small coastal city in the Atacama region of Chile. Devastating flash floods in 2015 caused an estimated $1.5 billion in damage to the region. Photo by jipe7. Chañaral A desert town of...
  • Nadia Murad speaking with a group of Yazidi women / Courtesy of Nadia’s Initiative
    July 26, 2017 | Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee 
    Editorial note: This Sunday, July 30, marks the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, established in 2013 by the UN General Assembly. Nadia Murad—nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and c...
  • 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 i...
  • 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 thousan...
  • 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 a...
  • 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 po...
  • 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 afterwar...