Poems

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  • About Tea translated from Czech by Stephan Delbos

    before we set out let’s promise each other
  • Passing Royalty and Dostadning: Beginner’s Translation

    I’m sorry I didn’t comprehend sooner how threatening
  • Ana Varela Tafur translated from Spanish by Yaccaira Salvatierra

    By the banks or the center of a river,
  • A Demitasse of Extinction

    So funny how that uncanny, unfunny man sought you out on a rainy day in Istanbul—you were in earshot of the bazaar and smoking a hookah, and, of course, it was Ramadan.
  • The Invention of Everyday Life

    A few days later Pierre arrived.
  • Light and Dark

    I like that the word light is powerful and yet so gentle, like a good man.
  • The Afterlife of Fish and Opossum

    Whenever we caught fish when we were boys,
  • Rondeau and Song

    She would have yawned to see a Pharaoh’s fall,
  • Nautilus

    I fantasize about inhabiting a nautilus, how each chamber
  • The Wind Cried Mary  

    In 1967 when Hendrix coaxed, Are you experienced?
  • How I Felt the First Time I Tried It

    Like a clam’s tongue muscling
  • Our Bodies Ourselves

    No one would sit by Vicky Syme