Travel

  • Usha Akella
    July 17, 2017 | Jhilam Chattaraj
    Usha Akella’s poetry is known for an undertone of spirituality within a contemporary voice. Here she discusses the impact of travel on her work, poetry as a verb, and the distance betwee...
  • Arch of Marcus Aurelius, Tripoli. Photo by Neil Weightman.
    November 30, 2015 | James Byrne
    Arch of Marcus Aurelius, Tripoli. Photo by Neil Weightman. “Whoever is uprooted, uproots others.” Simone Weil’s wise words to Charles de Gaulle, future president of France, in 1943, with France still...
  • Mia Couto. Photo by Shevaun Williams
    August 21, 2015 | Laura Hernandez
    Mia Couto. Photo by Shevaun Williams. News, Reviews, and Interviews  Online literary magazine The Mantle is starting its own publishing imprint under the same name. Its focus will be on inte...
  • June 19, 2015 | Laura Hernandez
    News, Reviews, and Interviews Israeli writer Etgar Keret was interviewed recently on NPR. Keret discussed how he learned storytelling and survival from his father who survived the Holocaust....
  • June 12, 2015 | Laura Hernandez
    News, Reviews, and Interviews Juan Felipe Herrera was appointed the poet laureate of the United States this week. Herrera is the first Latino poet to receive this honor. Herrera also...
  • Poets attending the 2015 Festival Internacional de Poesía in Granada, Nicaragua. Photo: Arnulfo Agüero
    May 11, 2015 | André Naffis-Sahely
    Poets attending the 2015 Festival Internacional de Poesía in Granada, Nicaragua. Photo: Arnulfo Agüero In her spellbinding The Country Under My Skin: A Memoir of Love and War (2002), Giocond...
  • View of Stockholm, Sweden
    January 28, 2015 | Najwa Ali
    View of Stockholm, Sweden, from the Södermalm district. Photo by J. A. Alcaide. In a corner of Stockholm, the Argentinean father of someone who was once, briefly, my lover, stumbles against the grey...
  • Andre Naffis-Sahely
    May 8, 2014 | André Naffis-Sahely
    I land in Los Angeles and meet up with Mandy Kahn and David Shook, who’ve just returned from a week in Seattle, armed with a box of poetry from AWP. After Mandy drops us off, David and I grab a quick...
  • Johannesburg
    October 2, 2013 | Janny Gandhi
    Photo by Antonio Olmedo/Flickr “Johannesburg is referred to as the ‘great city’; this is judged by South African standards. Its population is about 700,000, but it is a fine modern city, to be compar...
  • August 28, 2013 | Raha Namy
    In 2007 Persian English translator and writer Raha Namy set off on a bicycle ride through Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan, coming to a stop at the Occupied Territories of the West Bank (Israel). She an...
  • February 27, 2013 | Yetunde Adebayo
    “Istanbul’s fate is my fate: I am attached to this city because it has made me who I am.” Istanbul: Memories and the City by Orhan Pamuk, tr. Maureen Freely   After two Nordic stops, today we...
  • October 24, 2012 | Melissa Weiss
    A poet often sculpts language to invoke memory, feelings, and reflection. In this list of found poems, we discovered seven memorial sites all over the world that have incorporated poetry to commemorat...

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