Sudeep Sen presents poems by young Galician poet Yolanda Castaño.
“Contemporary poetry in English seems to me to be rather narcissistic, as opposed to the Greater Themes of poetry in Spanish… A huge difference between poetry in the English speaking world and poetry in Latin America, is that here people actually like poetry, especially in small towns and rural areas.”
Kwame Dawes mourns Ghanian poet Kofi Awoonor, the Buenos Aires Review introduces Babel, and Shiki Nagaoka gets reviewed.
Dave Lordan is the first writer to win Ireland’s three national prizes for young poets. Sudeep Sen presents seven of his formally varied poems.
World Poetry Portfolio, edited by Sudeep Sen in association with ATLAS Magazine Mary Dorcey, an award winning poet, short story writer and novelist, was born in County Dublin, Ireland. In 1990 she won the Rooney Prize for Literature for her short story collection: A Noise from the Woodshed. Her bestselling novel Biography of Desire (Poolbeg) was […]
An unlikely promoter of Ismail Kadare, poetry from The Bachelorette, 60,000 Persian couplets, and “pre-existing books as a container for innovative publishing experiments.”
This week’s World Poetry Portfolio celebrates Seamus Heaney’s life, following his death on 30 August 2013, with two poems by series editor Sudeep Sen.
Sudeep Sen presents poems by Richard Deming, who received the 2009 Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America.
Sudeep Sen presents fifteen poems by Katherine Soniat, whose work was selected Best Collection of 2011 by the Poetry Council of North Carolina.
Sudeep Sen presents poems by Iman Mersal, who writes in the Arabic, for World Poetry Portfolo #59.
Empathy runs rampant in this anthology named after South African polymath Sol Plaatje, translator of Shakespeare into Tswana remembered for his observations on the Boer War.
It’s a coming-out year for Burundian literature in the English-speaking world, highlighted by the launch of the inaugural Andika Prize for English-language short stories.