Poems translated by David Shook

David Shook is a poet, translator, and editor who recently returned to California after spending a year and a half in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The most recent of their 14 book-length translations are Jorge Eduardo Eielson’s Room in Rome and Pablo d’Ors’ The Friend of the Desert.

  • Two Exhausted Bodies

    My insides are a flooded field. Though the field outside is larger and I have played there, laid