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 […]
Editor David Shook showcases the world’s first mobile poetry emporium, The Poetry Takeaway, which appeared at 2012′s Poetry Parnassus in London
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 […]
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 […]
Translator Clare Sullivan recounts her experiences with indigenous women poets in Oaxaca, Mexico. “The women I met are custodians of culture and of memory. In their poetry, as in their stories, they combine nurturing and insight with fierceness and fire.”
Hindi poet Mohan Rana and his translator Bernard O’Donoghue present a bilingual reading in London to celebrate the launch of Rana’s new Poetry Translation Centre chapbook. Molossus celebrates with his short poem “A Standard Shirt.”
Continuing a great tradition of collaboration with the Silver Lake Jubilee, Molossus is proud to invite its readers to the Molossus.co Presents AZTEX+PORN+STALIN, featuring Boris Dralyuk, Katherine Factor, Piotr Fiorczyk, Sesshu Foster, Geoff Nicholson, and Zak Smith.
Molossus contributor and friend Pascale Petit makes a rare Los Angeles appearance, to read from the US edition of her latest collection, What the Water Gave Me, poems inspired by the life of Frida Khalo.
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.
Featuring Molossus editor David Shook, alongside Molossus-featured writers Aaron Kunin, Mathew Timmons, Douglas Kearney, Harold Abramowitz, and others, as well as 2010 Pulitzer winner Rae Armantrout, Lyn Hejinian, and many others!