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10 Books of Summer 2013 – The World’s Wife 1

10 Books of Summer 2013 – The World’s Wife

The World’s Wife is as crafty and powerful as the imagined female rulers featured in the collection.  On Wednesday, I introduced The World’s Wife and if you haven’t read it yet, that introduction can...

10 Books of Summer 2013 – Wednesday Wake-up Call for The World’s Wife 4

10 Books of Summer 2013 – Wednesday Wake-up Call for The World’s Wife

‘A melange of history lesson, fairy-tale and modern-day domestic tragedy’ — Scotsman An Introduction The first thing which struck me about The World’s Wife was how much fun it was to read and how it...

Featured Poem 6/24 – “Filicudi” 0

Featured Poem 6/24 – “Filicudi”

Filicudi by Eliza Griswold   You have a beautiful mouth, Luigi, the man-boy says. The rubber raft has floated far from shore. The choice is this: medusa sea, a boil of   jellied lashes, or...

Featured Poem 6/17 – “Tourists” 0

Featured Poem 6/17 – “Tourists”

Tourists by Yehuda Amichai   Visits of condolence is all we get from them. They squat at the Holocaust Memorial, They put on grave faces at the Wailing Wall And they laugh behind heavy curtains...

Featured Poem 6/10 – “Be Drunk” 0

Featured Poem 6/10 – “Be Drunk”

Be Drunk by Charles Baudelaire  Translated by Louis Simpson   You have to be always drunk. That’s all there is to it: it’s the only way. So as not to feel the horrible burden of time...

Featured Poem 6/3 – “Red Shoes” 0

Featured Poem 6/3 – “Red Shoes”

Red Shoes by Honor Moore   all that autumn you step from the train as if something were burning something is burning running across the green grass bare feet that day death was only...

Featured Poem 5/27 – “Dialect of a Skirt” 0

Featured Poem 5/27 – “Dialect of a Skirt”

Dialect of a Skirt by Erica Miriam Fabri   The young girl wanted a new voice. After all, people got new things every day. A new hip, a new nose, a new set of suspenders....