Un incontro / An encounter and other poems by Viviana Fiorentino, translated by Maria McManus

Poet's Note These poems that I submitted are a part of my experience as a volunteer in an immigrant detention centre in Northern Ireland. They were written in Italian and translated into English by the poet Maria McManus. The English language versions appear beneath the poems.                    [...]

Poems from ‘Available Light’ by Maria McManus

Poems from ‘Available Light’ by Maria McManus

from 'Émigrés' 3. What is going on in your heart? Prisoners of war live here Throw off your gaudy vestments, spring's best and brightest fig and let me see you naked and then, more naked still — Put your heart in my hearts cavity. Slip it in. Bring your worry beads if needs be. It's not [...]