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A Poem by Ahsan Akbar

Today Bangladeshi poet Ahsan Akbar launches The Devil’s Thumbprint (Bengal Lights Books, $5.50), his debut collection, at the Hay Festival in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Poet and critic Kaiser Haq, who will be launching his book Pariah (Bengal Lights Books, $5.50) has praised Akbar’s debut for its daring and balance. molossus is pleased to publish the following […]

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Links & Notes

Tomorrow , 29 November, Brazilian novelists Cristhiano Aguiar, Vinicius Jatobá, and Chico Mattoso visit Los Angeles with translator Katrina Dodsonvis, reading and answering questions at UCLA and Book Soup, to celebrate the release of Granta 121: The Best of Young Brazilian Novelists. The Poetry Translation Centre will host a translation workshop featuring the work of Kurdish […]

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Warsame Shire Awale Murdered

Renowned Somali poet and radio broadcaster Warsame Shire Awale was shot and murdered at about 6 PM on 29 October 2012, when ambushed by two armed men on his way home to the Waberi District of Mogadishu from work, the BBC’s Mohamed Mohamed reports. A singer-songwriter and member of the Onkod Singers, the NUSOJ (via […]

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Polina Barskova + Piotr Florczyk in LA

Molossus friend Boris Dralyuk will host Russian poet Polina Barskova, whose latest collection, The Zoo in Winter, comes out 22 February from Melville House, and poet-translator Piotr Florczyk, whose translations from the Polish of Anna Swir are forthcoming from Calypso Editions, for UCLA’s Slavic Departments presentation of Contemporary Slavic Poetry in Translation.

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