‘The Headless Bird’ by Ileana Mãlãncioiu

‘The Headless Bird’ by Ileana Mãlãncioiu

According to custom, the old people have shut me away not to scare me stupid when they killed the bird, and I am listening by the bolted door to the trampling and the struggle. I twist the lock time has worn thin to forget what I have heard, to get away from this struggle where [...]

Two poems by Liliana Ursu.

Two poems by Liliana Ursu.

Poem with a Griffin, a Pike and Peacocks. I am reading a poem while it rains. The day blinks through windows guarded by a griffin; its talons flex, its tail switches.   Do you remember those summer showers high in the mountains? The dull pop of a toadstool beneath your bare foot in the dew-covered [...]