Ritsos Diaries of Exile

Three Poems from Yannis Ritsos’ Diaries of Exile

Presenting three poems from Diaries of Exile by Greek poet Yannis Ritsos, whose works were burned and banned several times between 1936 and 1970. Now, the latest version of his work is short-listed for the 2014 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation.

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Tunisian Poetry: Ali Znaidi

Sampsonia Way is pleased to share five previously unpublished poems by Tunisian poet Ali Znaidi, including “More More More,” “The Sweet Water of Dream,” “Rebirth”, “The Beauty of Tunisian Women,” and “O, Wind!”

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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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Sometimes Poets: a Poem by Chuck Kinder

Pittsburgh writer Chuck Kinder is the author of four novels and has also written numerous poems. Sampsonia Way presents Kinder’s poem, “Sometimes Poets.”

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RE-ZONA-NCE: by Kazakh poet Aron Atabek

Aron Atabek is a prize-winning poet and political writer currently in jail in Kazakhstan. His works are highly critical of Nursultan Nazarbayev, the President of Kazakhstan and his policies. Sampsonia Way is proud to present his poem, RE-ZONA-NCE.

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Poetry

  • Ali-Znaidis-Experimental-Ruminations-2
    Tunisian Poetry: Ali Znaidi

    Sampsonia Way is pleased to share five previously unpublished poems by Tunisian poet Ali Znaidi, including “More More More,” “The Sweet Water of Dream,” “Rebirth”, “The Beauty of Tunisian Women,” and “O, Wind!”

    Read more...

  • Aron_Atabek
    RE-ZONA-NCE: by Kazakh poet Aron Atabek

    Aron Atabek is a prize-winning poet and political writer currently in jail in Kazakhstan. His works are highly critical of Nursultan Nazarbayev, the President of Kazakhstan and his policies. Sampsonia Way is proud to present his poem, RE-ZONA-NCE.

    Read more...

  • Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah
    Two Poems from Patricia Smith

    The poet, teacher and Cave Canem fellow Patricia Smith shares “What Garfield Park Kept Saying” and “An Open Letter to Joseph Peter Naras, Take 2″, two poems from her collection Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah. Smith is a guest poet at City of Asylum’s 2012 Jazz Poetry concert.

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    Two Poems by Bonita Lee Penn

    Sampsonia Way is delighted to share two poems by Bonita Lee Penn: “Utterances of an Essential Narrative” and “America the Beautiful.” She is author of two books of poetry: The B Side (2011) and The Visiting Room (2007).

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