Dispatches

Poetry and Plastics

“But how can poetry tackle such an urgent and growing global problem?” | Claire Cox reports on her time with The Clean Seas Odyssey

The Perpetual Ideal

Memories of a master class with Derek Walcott. “I wonder, though, if we ever astonished Derek, even just a little.” | by Patrick James Errington

An Image Writes the Poem

“I see the photo of a hole in the bombed ceiling of the Ghazanchetsots Cathedral in Shushi” | Poet Alan Semerdjian on “The Hole in the Church of My Heart”

Images from Gaza: Nasser Rabah

Nasser Rabah is a Palestinian poet born in Gaza. He has published several books of poetry in Arabic. In the United States his work has appeared in journals such as Two Lines (Center for the Art of Translation)  and elsewhere. Writing about him in LA Review of Books, Joanna Chen, a poet who lives in …

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On the Vulnerability of a Strong Poet: Translating Akhmatova’s Female Love – An Essay by Olga Livshin

On the Vulnerability of a Strong Poet: Translating Akhmatova’s Female Love In the West, Anna Akhmatova is broadly known as one of the most powerful voices for poetry of witness. If you are a non-Russian-speaking reader and have read any Akhmatova, you probably read her long, epic, narrative poem Requiem, which captures the collective sorrows …

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