“Lady Jesus” and other poems by Arathy Asok

They ask me questions I will not answer They have come to ask of me, Many answers they sought. They did not look at my breasts, Or between my legs. It was my eyes, And inside my head they probed. They put out their hands And broke open my skull; They looked in to see [...]

“Voices from Auschwitz” by Fiona Pitt-Kethley

“Voices from Auschwitz” by Fiona Pitt-Kethley

Voices from Auschwitz I Suitcases “Brown leather, nothing but the best,” he said, his family lived well. This sturdy case had been to Biarritz and back again. Its partner travelled with his son and wife, to Switzerland, stuffed full of jewels and clothes. They made it, just. My master stayed too long. That extra day [...]

“Dreams of a Happy Ending” by Farideh Hassanzadeh

Dreams of a Happy Ending I throw my nightmare into your arms with all my shaking and sweat, but you stick your hand into my heart to pluck my boobs. I throw my fear of losing words into a book, but you throw your shirt on the clouded pages to let me know “It is [...]

Alexander Cigale’s translation of Anna Akhmatova’s “Requiem”on Project Muse

Alexander Cigale’s translation of Anna Akhmatova’s “Requiem”on Project Muse

  Alexander Cigale has retranslated Anna Akhmatova's "Requiem" for Project Muse. I have been following the translation process for a while and I thought to add links here for readers of Akhmatova, including Cigale's translations of Anna Akhmatova's Minatures and a link to "Epilogue" from Requiem, Via Moving Poems EDIT: Alex Cigale has shared a [...]