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Poetry

My mother, / a prophetess of God, my father, / village shaman / preaches all disasters are natural, / all of them tests from hananim / to test us Because / so don’t ask why Because.


Marginalia

Naomi Jackson, Karim Dimechkie, and Kaitlyn Greenidge talk about their MFA years

Reportage

With mosques closing their doors, where do worshippers go to pray, be with friends, and seek solace?

Interviews

A continued Poetry Coalition collaboration inspired by the lines from Audre Lorde’s poem “New Year’s Day”

Poetry

How small a man is after he’s come / The size of a pinpoint of blood on a strip of plastic

Essays

A headline buried deep inside the paper catches my eye. “They’re extending AFSPA for another six months in Assam,” I announce. She nods, and continues to massage the green beans in her bowl.

Essays

perhaps, every day is always a ‘perhaps’, a ‘maybe’, for queer people in Indonesia, since every day is a fight, a faith, a hope

Poetry

我忽然屏息 / 是風吹開妳襯衫 / 一顆煙彈正微微露餡 || as if with prophecy / wind peels back your shirt / a teargas gives away its shape

Essays

Mishima’s Patriotism reveals the drives operating behind political movements and how ultranationalistic ideas become deeply entangled in the personal

Poetry

We all want to be / remembered, either in stone or by name – / hence the oath / we swear to paper, hence the / incompleteness of life / with incomplete papers

Interviews

Filipino Catholics struggle with their new reality: Shuttered churches and livestreamed Masses.

Poetry

Your knuckles are furred like my father’s, / balling his socks one inside the other / and tossing them on the bed.

Poetry

They’re a stretch, / these contiguities between land and mind— / but consider the speed limit: / over a hundred the whole way back / to Hope

Essays

In her debut collection Shahr-e-jaanaan, Adeeba Shahid Talukder asks: What would happen if we smashed the unjust barriers between profane and sacred, wretchedness and beauty, human and God?

Interviews

The young author from West Timor who writes dark, deeply irreverent prose that reflects on Suharto-era violence speaks with Lara Norgaard about the figure of storyteller, the role of humor in discussing state violence, and Javanese hegemony in Indonesian historical narratives.

Poetry

paperless people / of the earth say,
/ “this place is mine, / can you not see we birthed it?”

Interviews

The lines from Audre Lorde’s poem “New Year’s Day” serve as an inspiration for a Poetry Coalition collaboration

Poetry

no tiene otra ley que / su mismo cuerpo feliz || with no law other than / his own joyous body

Essays

The author of The Magical Language of Others, a heart-wrenching story of parent-child separation, speaks to the linguistic, historical, emotional surprises in writing her memoir.

Interviews

One of the challenges in this novel was to figure out a way in which time can be manipulated the way it’s so interestingly manipulated in film.

Poetry

My mother, / a prophetess of God, my father, / village shaman / preaches all disasters are natural, / all of them tests from hananim / to test us Because / so don’t ask why Because.


Interviews

Filipino Catholics struggle with their new reality: Shuttered churches and livestreamed Masses.

Marginalia

Naomi Jackson, Karim Dimechkie, and Kaitlyn Greenidge talk about their MFA years

Poetry

Your knuckles are furred like my father’s, / balling his socks one inside the other / and tossing them on the bed.

Reportage

With mosques closing their doors, where do worshippers go to pray, be with friends, and seek solace?

Poetry

They’re a stretch, / these contiguities between land and mind— / but consider the speed limit: / over a hundred the whole way back / to Hope

Interviews

A continued Poetry Coalition collaboration inspired by the lines from Audre Lorde’s poem “New Year’s Day”

Essays

In her debut collection Shahr-e-jaanaan, Adeeba Shahid Talukder asks: What would happen if we smashed the unjust barriers between profane and sacred, wretchedness and beauty, human and God?

Poetry

How small a man is after he’s come / The size of a pinpoint of blood on a strip of plastic

Interviews

The young author from West Timor who writes dark, deeply irreverent prose that reflects on Suharto-era violence speaks with Lara Norgaard about the figure of storyteller, the role of humor in discussing state violence, and Javanese hegemony in Indonesian historical narratives.

Essays

A headline buried deep inside the paper catches my eye. “They’re extending AFSPA for another six months in Assam,” I announce. She nods, and continues to massage the green beans in her bowl.

Poetry

paperless people / of the earth say,
/ “this place is mine, / can you not see we birthed it?”

Essays

perhaps, every day is always a ‘perhaps’, a ‘maybe’, for queer people in Indonesia, since every day is a fight, a faith, a hope

Interviews

The lines from Audre Lorde’s poem “New Year’s Day” serve as an inspiration for a Poetry Coalition collaboration

Poetry

我忽然屏息 / 是風吹開妳襯衫 / 一顆煙彈正微微露餡 || as if with prophecy / wind peels back your shirt / a teargas gives away its shape

Poetry

no tiene otra ley que / su mismo cuerpo feliz || with no law other than / his own joyous body

Essays

Mishima’s Patriotism reveals the drives operating behind political movements and how ultranationalistic ideas become deeply entangled in the personal

Essays

The author of The Magical Language of Others, a heart-wrenching story of parent-child separation, speaks to the linguistic, historical, emotional surprises in writing her memoir.

Poetry

We all want to be / remembered, either in stone or by name – / hence the oath / we swear to paper, hence the / incompleteness of life / with incomplete papers

Interviews

One of the challenges in this novel was to figure out a way in which time can be manipulated the way it’s so interestingly manipulated in film.