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ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON DEAF POETICS

Editor’s Note: After we have published our first Roundtable Discussion on Poetics And Disability earlier this year, we have received many encouraging  e-mails, and requests to continue this series. In this second installment, our participants (Karen Christie, John Lee Clark and Lilah Katcher)  ask: what does it mean to be a deaf or DeafBlind or hard …

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ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON POETICS AND DISABILITY

Editor’s Note: In the Spring of 2018 Sandra Beasley, Meg Day, Constance Merritt, Khadijah Queen and Jillian Weise presented the most insightful, moving and passionate panel conversation at the Split This Rock Festival in DC. Inspired by their presentation, we couldn’t resist asking them follow up questions for our first Online Roundtable Discussion on Poetics and Disability at Poetry International. …

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Forum: Poets and Borders

Forum: Poets and Borders Editor’s Note: On January 25, 2017 Donald Trump signed an executive order for the construction of the border wall. As many of us protest against yet another thoughtless act of Trump’s presidency, it might be useful to ask: what is border life? What does citizenship mean today? What is language of …

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Forum: Poetry In a Time of Crisis

East-European Poets Respond to an Ongoing Crisis in Ukraine How did the war influence your life and your literary work? Lyuba Yakymchuk: The war influenced me directly. I was born and raised in the war-torn Luhansk region and my hometown of Pervomaisk is now occupied. In May 2014 I witnessed the start of war—I walked …

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Online Symposium on Brian Henry’s Translation of Aleš Šteger’s The Book of Things

Symposium on Brian Henry’s translation of Aleš Šteger’s The Book of Things The Book of Things, published in Slovenian in 2005, is Aleš Šteger’s fourth book of poetry in ten years, beginning with his Chessboards of Hours, published in 1995 when he was 22. Despite his many international awards, including the 2007 Rožančeva Award for …

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