Poetry

  • Sleepers

    Translated by Tomislav Kuzmanovi if you want to see it all it is here filled to the very brim nothing reflects nor continues every thing breaks in its membrane porous are only the joints windows glistening [...]

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  • Mulligatawny Dreams

    anaconda. candy. cash. catamaran. cheroot. coolie. corundum. curry. ginger. mango. mulligatawny. patchouli. poppadom. rice. tatty. teak. vetiver. i dream of an english full of the words of my language. an english in small letters an english [...]

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  • Telly by Toi Derricotte

    photo collage by Brian Weller Telly is, in a way, the first love poem I ever wrote. Ever since I was a child, my writing was a place I talked to myself about things I couldn’t [...]

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  • A Lifetime is a Promise to Keep

    The following is an excerpt from the upcoming book, A Lifetime Is a Promise to Keep: Poems of Huang Xiang, China Research Monograph 63. Berkeley: Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, 2009. To learn [...]

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  • A Lifetime is a Promise to Keep

    translated by Michelle Yeh The First Intimation A tree appears in February. God knows how many trees there are in the world that look just like it, but for me there is only one. It flashes [...]

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