Web Exclusives

  • A photograph of a woman in a heavy red parka, hunched over a desk, writing
    Fan Yusu from the cover of the inaugural issue of New Workers’ Literature Fan Yusu is a migrant worker from central China. She went to Beijing to work as a live-in nanny (baomu) and later joined the Picun Literature Group....
  • A black and white photograph of Ilse van Staden juxtaposed with the cover to her book Watervlerk
    When South African poet Ilse van Staden’s first poetry collection, Watervlerk, was published in 2003, it was heralded as one of the groundbreaking poetry works of the new millennium that steered Afrikaans literature toward new and brave...
  • A photograph of a small village on a mountainside, shrouded in snow and shadow
    Ismail Kadare's birthplace of Gjirokastër, Albania. Photo by Bruno Malfondet / Flickr. Neustadt Prize winner Ismail Kadare transports a reader to the Albania of her grandparents’ generation with his fiction, which speaks to timeless...
  • A slide reading Stormy Weather on Mount Olympus with the subtitle The Tragedy of Prometheus and a Group of Divinities
    The world English-language premiere of Ismail Kadare’s play Stormy Weather on Mount Olympus took place on October 21 during the 2020 Neustadt Lit Fest. Theater director, actor, and educator Fabrice Conte-Williamson co...
  • A photograph of Ariel Magnus juxtaposed against the cover to his book Playing Chess with My Grandfather
    Argentine writer Ariel Magnus is the author of well over a dozen books in different genres. His novel Chess with My Grandfather is forthcoming from Seagull Books. Three of his microfictions from Seré breve (I’ll be brief) are...
  • A black and white photographs of pigeons flocking on the ground
    Photo by the camera is a toy / Flickr An artist of stillness, her life a dance of immobility, performs the art of losing in a plaza. It’s four o’clock in the afternoon, and the show is about to start. People reluctantly gather in...
  • A photograph of paper burning up in a fire at night
    Photo by Quinn Dombrowski / Flickr Colonists Over there in that urban landscape where two trees are barely distinguishable, decades ago there was a river overwhelming and sweet they drained it to urbanize the riverbed....
  • A photograph from a landing looking out over an urban but verdant landscape
    Calle del Cristo, San Juan Antiguo, Puerto Rico. Photo by Nikita Castro / Unsplash After a hurricane, two young boys find some things, but not everything, changed. At house T24 of Bellísima Street, in Lomas Verdes’s second section,...
  • A photograph of a group of protestors staring at the camera
    Armando Diaz / Flickr In that swirl of ideas, stuck in the middle of that overpopulation of bodies, I lose my cardboard piece. That is a sign too, another type of sign, a message from the gods of protesters. I have it: an eight-by-...
  • A close-up photograph of water running into a bath
    Photo by Markus Spiske / Unsplash After multiple catastrophes and faced with the pandemic lockdown—the pain of fear, of austerity, and of abandon—a woman needing to feel loved and eroticized finds that the closest thing was water...

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