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“Making Love in Spanish”: A Poem by Jennifer Clement

Read a poem by Jennifer Clement, poet and former president of PEN Mexico.

The Lonely War. Credit: Basic Books

The Lonely War: One Woman’s Struggle for Modern Iran

I was born a few days before the end of 1970, but as it is for every Iranian of my generation, my story truly begins with the revolution. The events of 1979 transformed our world in ways that we are still struggling to understand.

Censors at Work

Excerpt: Censors At Work: How States Shaped Literature

Robert Darnton’s new book examines the effect state censorship had on literature in Communist East Germany, antebellum France, and 18th century colonial India.

The Village Indian

The Village Indian by Abbas Khider

The Village Indian tells author Abbas Khider’s own story of exile. With elements of both tragedy and comedy, the following excerpt – Chapter 6: The Miracles – details the many “miracles” that allow Khider’s fictional protagonist, Rasul Hamid, to flee from Iraq to Germany.

Bones Will Crow

Bones Will Crow Revisited: Poems from Khin Aung Aye and Pandora

Two poems from Bones Will Crow, the first anthology of contemporary Burmese poetry translated into English: “Achilles’ Heel” by Khin Aung Aye and “The Sniper” by Pandora. Both poems are translated by the poet Ko Ko Thett.

Mount Tabor. Image via: Wikimedia Commons.
Five Poems in Remembrance of Gilles Dossou-Gouin
Five poems by Gilles Dossou-Gouin, former ICORN writer-in-residence of the City of Refuge in Molde, Sweden. Doussou-Gouin passed away on September 30, 2016.
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An Excerpt from Kaharlyk by Oleh Shynkarenko
An excerpt from the English translation of the revolutionary Ukrainian novel Kaharlyk, due out in September.

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