Poems translated by Ani Gjika

Born and raised in Albania, Ani Gjika moved to the U.S. at age 18. She is a 2010 Robert Pinsky Global Fellow and winner of a 2010 Robert Fitzgerald Translation Prize. Her first book, Bread on Running Waters, (Fenway Press, 2013) was a finalist for the 2011 Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize and 2011 May Sarton New Hampshire Book Prize. Her poems and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in AGNI Online, World Literature Today, Salamander, Seneca Review, Silk Road Review, Fishousepoems.org and elsewhere.


    Squinty, salt-dusted windows gaze into the distance.