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  • A photo fo Manuel García Verdecia hugging Alice Walker juxtaposed with the cover to her translated novel Merediana
    Manuel with Alice / Courtesy of alicewalkersgarden.com In conjunction with Erik Gleibermann’s interview with Alice Walker that headlines the November issue of  World Literature Today, I wanted to explore the bilingual...
  • The flag of Ethiopia spray painted on a brick wall
    Photo: Pixabay / David Peterson A Sound Flag: United States of America by Eric Ellingsen Author’s note: The flag is part of Poetry Jazz: Wax & Gold, a poetry project series by the Institut...
  • Many pieces of luggage, all spray painted uniformly with a metallic sheen, stacked into a wall
    Photo: Pixabay / Kaserei   Friends and Enemies by Cia Rinne (stockhausen’s childhood) the french were our enemiesand the english were our enemies and the italians were our...
  • Light from a sunset reflected in water
    Photo: Pixabay / Kaz   የጸጥታ ወግ  በጸጥታ መኃል…. አርምሞ ለሰማ ጸጥታ ወግ አለው…. ሚኒሊክ እንዳለውአሁን እኔና አንተ… አሁን አንተና እኔ ካወራው ሁላ የትኛው ተወዶ… የትኛው ተጠላ ?፤ይሄው ከላይ መንደርሰው ከቀየው ጋራ… እንዳይነጋገር ወገኛው ወዳጄ…. ለራሱም...
  • A photograph of a road as seen from a car window
    Photo: Matan Eldar Israel and Lebanon, Hebrew and Arabicso close, yet so far away.   I'm driving down the coastal road, flashes of bright blue sea, glimmering gold and silver in the afternoon sunlight, rolling beside me, and I’...
  • Tatiana Oroño and the musician Daniel Petruchelli, who set her poem “Elogio del camino” to music, taken at a performance at the Casa de los escritores (House of Writers) in Montevideo
    Tatiana Oroño and the musician Daniel Petruchelli, who set her poem “Elogio del camino” to music, taken at a performance at the Casa de los escritores (House of Writers) in Montevideo / Photos by Marina Pose Uruguay has a long tradition of poetry...
  • A painting of three fishes stacked on one another, composed using a kind of brutish pointillism
    A detail of a painting by Salim Barakat Translator’s note: Salim Barakat’s language is intimidatingly dense and complex, flaunting a vast and daunting vocabulary. His texts possess an “organic” music and a formal orientation that...
  • A cropped photo of a bulletin board containing posters of the missing
    The missing persons bulletin board at Navotas City Police Station in Metro Manila, June 2017. Photo courtesy of the author Do so many opportunities to bear witness only create opportunities to turn away? To harden our gazes and retreat...
  • Poet Emmy Pérez jutxaposed with the cover of her book With the River on Our Face
    Emmy Pérez is a Chicana poet and writer. She grew up in Santa Ana, California, and graduated from the University of Southern California. She later attended Columbia University where she received an MFA. For the past seventeen years,...
  • Socrates statue
    Photo: Pixabay Using Socrates’ trial as his point of departure, the author spins out a meditation on wisdom, the divine, justice, grace, and desire like “an arrow in the chest.” “We cannot go backward any more than we can hide from the...

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