Sudeep Sen presents the poetry of Nikola Madzirov, who represented Macedonia at London’s 2012 Poetry Parnassus.
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THE SWEEPER Luca first turned up during the siege. He was ragged and unkempt, like any morlach from the mountains. He came striding into our midst, his black hair brushed forward over his brow, deep lines on either side of his mouth, his eyes staring, like he was a little mad. He said the soldiers [...]
FERNANDO To find herself in a space like this, who would have thought it? Walls newly plastered and the wind sweeping through, when a rare wind there was, and otherwise the stillness, the sullen heat of the afternoon, and the tap-tapping of the builders, two floors below, putting in the kitchen – ripping out what [...]
DAL BHAAT From Singing Love Songs in Kathmandu (Linda Neil’s current project, which will be published as an e-book with accompanying music soundtrack) The walk back to our hotel was like a dream. After the serendipity of our discovery in the Tibetan Square, Kathmandu seemed carnivalesque. The brightly coloured saris that adorned the Nepalese women [...]
Poet, playwright, and teacher Jenny Lewis taught Vashti Bunyan to play the guitar. Her recent work has explored the legend of Gilgamesh and her father’s military work in Mesopotamia. She is a Contributing Editor to Molossus.
With a PhD in Number Theory, Chinese poet Cai Tianxin employs his “Heart of a Poet—诗人的心” to write about Switzerland and India. Sudeep Sen presents thirteen poems he translated with the poet.
Agenda editor Patricia McCarthy’s poetry sequence Rodin’s Shadow is forthcoming in 2012, before a Selected and New in 2013. Sudeep Sen presents excerpts from both.
Sudeep Sen presents three prose poems by French Poet Philippe Rahmy, including a photograph from his series False Doors.
Sudeep Sen presents Colm Breathnach’s poetry, translated from the Irish by their author, including “Good Night, Ya Bastard.”
Poet Lesley Saunders, co-founder of the The Bloody Poets, has collaborated with Peter Hay, Jane Draycott, and Geoff Carr. Sudeep Sen presents 10 of her poems as the 47th installment of his World Poetry Portfolio.
Poet Carole Satyamurti presents an excerpt from her new translation of the Mahabharata, one of India’s two great epic poems, from her 700-page translation of the poem, using blank verse to approximate the shloka form of Ancient Sanskrit.
Poet and Bengali scholar William Radice is famous for his translations of Tagore. Sudeep Sen presents eleven of his original poems, from as far back as 1985 and as recently as his manuscript in progress Poems for . . .