• Bones Will Crow
    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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    Funeral of the Rugged Gold

    Author Ko Ko Thett remembers Rugged Gold, a poetry chapbook series produced by the students of Yangon Institute of Technology, a university which was shut down due to student protests.

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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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  • Bones Will Crow: An Anthology of Burmese Poetry

    Burmese poet Khet Mar interviews James Byrne and Ko Ko Thett, editors of the Bones Will Crow. In their conversation, they talked about how the idea for the anthology came to Byrne, the hard work behind assembling it, and the way in which languages, when placed side by side, can change each other.

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