Poetry

'I must condense, and zip the files to fit them in:' a love poem by Armenian poet Violet Grigoryan

‘I must condense, and zip the files to fit them in:’ a love poem by Armenian poet Violet Grigoryan

‘I’m from a tricky Diaspora:’ 2 poems on migrant identity by Romanian-American Cristina A. Bejan

‘I’m from a tricky Diaspora:’ 2 poems on migrant identity by Romanian-American Cristina A. Bejan

‘I slit the sky with a razor:’ 6 contemporary Armenian poems on passion and politics

‘I slit the sky with a razor:’ 6 contemporary Armenian poems on passion and politics

‘Like a glass of vodka infected with blood:’ 2 poems by Angela Marinescu, the matriarch of modern Romanian poetry

‘Like a glass of vodka infected with blood:’ 2 poems by Angela Marinescu, the matriarch of modern Romanian poetry

Osip Mandelstam’s ‘Black Earth’ reaps sweetness from the darkest Soviet years | Calvert Reads

Osip Mandelstam’s ‘Black Earth’ reaps sweetness from the darkest Soviet years | Calvert Reads

‘My heart stood still in a distant motel:’ 6 contemporary Polish poems

‘My heart stood still in a distant motel:’ 6 contemporary Polish poems

‘You can only see and wonder:’ read two grunge poems by Slovenian writer Katja Perat

‘You can only see and wonder:’ read two grunge poems by Slovenian writer Katja Perat

‘We yearn for a world tender enough to embrace us’: 4 Bosnian poems on life after war

‘We yearn for a world tender enough to embrace us’: 4 Bosnian poems on life after war

Anna Akhmatova: where to start with her literature

Anna Akhmatova: where to start with her literature

‘If I could afford to, I’d post myself to Berlin with DHL:’ 2 political Bosnian poems by Faruk Šehić

‘If I could afford to, I’d post myself to Berlin with DHL:’ 2 political Bosnian poems by Faruk Šehić

‘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