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    On the Precipice: Burmese Literature Post-Censorship

    What kind of literature might emerge in Burma, post-censorship? James Byrne, co-editor of the Burmese poetry anthology Bones Will Crow, reports on how government reforms are changing the literary landscape for writers and publishers, and how the rosy future of Burmese literature is really just a “surface reality.”

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    Bones Will Crow Revisited

    To mark the American debut of an anthology of contemporary Burmese poetry, Sampsonia Way reprints Khet Mar’s interview with editors James Byrne and poet Ko Ko Thett, in which they discuss the challenges of compiling the anthology, and Burma’s transition out of a culture of censorship.

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    Top 10 Must-Read Excerpts of 2011

    From Kenyan poet Philo Ikonya to National Book Award-winner Terrance Hayes, Sampsonia Way has featured the work of poets and novelists from around the world, many of whom have dealt first-hand with censorship and persecution.

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