NEW POETRY BY RUSSELL JONES AND BRIAN JOHNSTONE

RUSSELL JONES is an Edinburgh-based writer and editor. He has published four collections of poetry, the most recent being The Green Dress Whose Girl is Sleeping (Freight Books, 2015). He is the deputy editor of… Continue reading

SWALLOW SUMMER: An Interview with Lyn Marven on translating Larissa Boehning

Larissa Boehning, Swallow Summer, translated by Lyn Marven (Comma Press, 2016) Larissa Boehning’s debut collection Schwalbensommer is as short as it is rich in life experience. Lyn Marven made these short stories available… Continue reading

THE INFLAMED EYE – A SHORT STORY BY JESSICA SEQUEIRA

It wasn’t an entirely normal day for the politician. There he was in an ophthalmologist’s chair, staring at a painting of a mouth outlined in red lipstick, very white teeth inexplicably framing an… Continue reading

SOMETHING ELSE: ‘After Tomorrow the Days Disappear: Ghazals and Other Poems’ by Hasan Sijzi, trans. by Rebecca Gould

Hasan Sijzi, After Tomorrow the Days Disappear: Ghazals and Other Poems. Translated by Rebecca Gould. (Northwestern University Press, 2016).  By Kevin L. Schwartz Others leave behind gold and silver reserves. Hasan leaves behind descriptions of… Continue reading

SITKA SPRUCE – A SHORT STORY BY GERARD LEE MCKEEVER

The trees had all changed since Arthur was last in Tynron. Twenty-four years became a generation as he smelled the sappy evergreens standing in rows. His hands bristled for the sensations of bark… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY ALAN BRITT

ALAN BRITT was invited, in 2015, to Ecuador by the Ecuadorian House of Culture Benjamín Carrión in Quito, Ecuador as part of the first cultural exchange of poets between Ecuador and the United States. During… Continue reading

GENDER, TRANSLATION, AND CHASING THE AUTHENTIC VOICE: ‘Bret Easton Ellis and the Other Dogs’ by Lina Wolff, trans. by Frank Perry

Lina Wolff, Bret Easton Ellis and the Other Dogs, translated by Frank Perry (And Other Stories, 2015) By Dominic Hinde Bret Easton Ellis has become a metonym for a certain type of male… Continue reading

EIBF 2016: ‘THE SORROWS OF MEXICO’: Diego Enrique Osorno, Sergio González Rodríguez and Emiliano Ruiz Parra

This is one of a number of pieces covering events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, which runs from 13th–29th August 2016 at Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh. The discussions between Diego Enrique Osorno, Sergio González Rodríguez,… Continue reading

EIBF 2016: REDRESSING IMBALANCES: The Different Faces of Translation

This is one of a number of pieces covering events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, which runs from 13th–29th August 2016 at Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh. The discussions between Charlotte Collins, Deborah Smith, Daniel Hahn… Continue reading

Ana Blandiana and Hölderlin’s Eternal Question

by Viorica Patea In March, 2016 Ana Blandiana was awarded the European Poet of Freedom Prize in Gdansk, the Polish city of freedom and birthplace of Solidarnosc. The award was given for her… Continue reading