Poetry

‘Difficult is the descent of the cross from the cross’: 2 postmodern poems by Emilian Galaicu-Păun

‘Difficult is the descent of the cross from the cross’: 2 postmodern poems by Emilian Galaicu-Păun

'Spin, world, spin, circus:' two avant garde Ukrainian poems celebrating circus life

‘Spin, world, spin, circus:’ two avant garde Ukrainian poems celebrating circus life

10 contemporary musicians publish tribute album to Russian poet Anna Akhmatova

10 contemporary musicians publish tribute album to Russian poet Anna Akhmatova

Listen to Belarusian and American poetry readings live today

Listen to Belarusian and American poetry readings live today

‘The women who bore me slept too long, so they could run:’ 2 feminist poems by Croatia’s Ivana Bodrožic

‘The women who bore me slept too long, so they could run:’ 2 feminist poems by Croatia’s Ivana Bodrožic

‘Our city froze’: rereading Kolau Nadiradze’s 1921 poem on Georgia’s lost golden age of independence

‘Our city froze’: rereading Kolau Nadiradze’s 1921 poem on Georgia’s lost golden age of independence

‘Loneliness is the poet’s friend:’ 6 new poems from Uzbek writers

‘Loneliness is the poet’s friend:’ 6 new poems from Uzbek writers

‘Life in quotation marks’: two poems by Polish wordsmith Ewa Lipska

‘Life in quotation marks’: two poems by Polish wordsmith Ewa Lipska

‘How far away love is’: 3 poems from one family of Czech poets

‘How far away love is’: 3 poems from one family of Czech poets

Feminist poetry, migration tales and satire: the 10 best Eastern European books of 2020

Feminist poetry, migration tales and satire: the 10 best Eastern European books of 2020

Dynamic, reflective, provocative: 6 poems to discover contemporary Czech poetry

Dynamic, reflective, provocative: 6 poems to discover contemporary Czech poetry

‘Warmth shifts moods’: 2 soothing Serbian poems on loss and longing for the chilly days ahead

‘Warmth shifts moods’: 2 soothing Serbian poems on loss and longing for the chilly days ahead

Bold and intimate: 2 poems by queer and feminist Russian poets

Bold and intimate: 2 poems by queer and feminist Russian poets

Her Word: fresh and entrancing Romanian video-poems by four women writers

Her Word: fresh and entrancing Romanian video-poems by four women writers

100 poets from around the world join to write collective lockdown poem

100 poets from around the world join to write collective lockdown poem

Part of a Bird: an end of summer poem by Romanian poet Nina Cassian

Part of a Bird: an end of summer poem by Romanian poet Nina Cassian

Queer poetry and big brass bands: a beginner’s guide to Romania’s Roma culture

Queer poetry and big brass bands: a beginner’s guide to Romania’s Roma culture

4 summer poems to make you feel free 

4 summer poems to make you feel free