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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Cave Candem co-founder Cornelius Eady.
The Writer’s Block Transcripts: A Q&A with Cornelius Eady
Cornelius Eady talks about fearlessness, lessons learned, and what the future holds for Cave Canem in the last of our Writer's Block installments with Cave Canem faculty.
Martin Espada at Sampsonia Way in 2015.
Two Poems by Martin Espada
Work by Latino poet Martin Espada, including a new poem from his forthcoming collection Vivas to Those Who Have Failed.
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Ananta’s Visa to Schengen
Sampsonia Way presents a short story about the circumstances of secularist blogger Ananta Bijoy Das's death. Anisur Rahman is unable to publish this piece in Bangladesh.

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