Author Archive

THE DOORS – EXCERPT FROM A BOOK BY COLIN CAMPBELL ROBINSON

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This is the end, my friend.                               Jim Morrison Only when he writes ‘I’ does he become ‘I’ so he’s… Continue reading

A BILINGUAL NOTICE: ‘Suite for Barbara Loden’ by Nathalie Léger, translated by Natasha Lehrer and Cécile Menon

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Nathalie Léger, Suite for Barbara Loden, translated by Natasha Lehrer and Cécile Menon (Les Fugitives, 2015) By Delaina Haslam It is months, and months, and months since my editor asked me to do… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY FRANCIS O’HARE, A. K. THAYSEN, AND TOBY SHARPE

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FRANCIS O’HARE was born in Newry, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, in 1970. He has published two collections of poetry; Falling into An O [2007] and Somewhere Else [2011] with Lagan Press, Belfast. He published a collection in America, with… Continue reading

POETRY TRANSLATION SHOWCASE: KJELL ESPMARK – “CREATION IS STILL UNFINISHED”

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KJELL ESPMARK (b.1930) was Professor of Comparative Literature at Stockholm University from 1978 to 1995 and has been a member of The Swedish Academy since 1981, serving as Chairman of The Nobel Committee… Continue reading

WHOSE ANTHROPOCENE? ‘Anthropocene Feminism’, edited by Richard Grusin

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ECOCRITICISM NOW: The essays, reviews, and poetry collected in this thread trace responses to the interlinked terms nature, ecology, and ecocriticism, all of which have come to occupy increasingly important roles in a… Continue reading

POETRY TRANSLATION SHOWCASE: PER HELGE – ‘THE HEAVY HELPLESS SONG’

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PER HELGE (b. 1945) left teaching in 1976 to work as a full-time writer, active as a reviewer and journalist and local historian. He has published a dozen books, mostly of poetry. He lives in… Continue reading

METONYMY, OR DAPPLED TRANSLATION: Robin Munby translates Vadim Muratkhanov

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Translator’s Preface: Metonomy, or Dappled Translation by Robin Munby “Cultures cannot be translated”. These are the words of translation scholar Ovidi Carbonell.[1] While shorn of their context they may sound like little more… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY ZOHAR ATKINS

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ZOHAR ATKINS holds a doctorate in Theology from Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. His poetry has been featured in PN Review, Blackbox Manifold, Haaretz, The Oxonian Review, Typo, Wave Composition, and elsewhere.… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2017: P.W. Bridgman

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Cynthia Flood –What Can You Do (Windsor, Ontario: Biblioasis, 2017)  It is no oversight that the title of Cynthia Flood’s latest collection of short stories, What Can You Do, does not end with… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2017: Rebecca DeWald

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Mascha Dabič, Reibungsverluste (Edition Atelier, 2017) Nora lives in Vienna and works as Russian interpreter and translator for refugees, many of whom have fled war zones, such as Chechnya. Dabič’s debut novel recounts… Continue reading