Read a poem by Jennifer Clement, poet and former president of PEN Mexico.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
Robert Darnton’s new book examines the effect state censorship had on literature in Communist East Germany, antebellum France, and 18th century colonial India.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
“I was writing about Cubans I knew…the ones who are not just separated from Cuba or distanced from their heritage, but ones who are growing up outside of the familiar Cuban locales in America.”Read more...
“You tend to identify with what you’re looking at very closely.” -Mary GaitskillRead more...