Issue 56

Being An Adult

Introduction Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent. And then Wittgenstein went on…

Spoken Word City: Dilli

Editor's Note Delhi. Dilli. Dilwalon ki Dilli. The city of, and for, the large-hearted. This…

Spoken Word City: Srinagar

Editor's Note The poetry of lost things. When a city, a state, is thought of…

Just Dance

Editor's Note There has been an initiation this year of a certain kind of Indian…

Tea Party

Editor's Note 'Centuries of slavery have been crushed—and a variety of elaborate dishes are on…

A Sicilian Nun

Editor's Note Is it a red-headed angel/ cherub raining his wrath on a solipsistic writer-narrator…

‘Spell’ and Other Poems

Editor's Note When “the factory of poetry” shuts down, the natural springs of poetry become…

from “The Nine Skies” (Nuh sipihr)

Editor's Note Amir Khusraw’s Nuh sipihr (The Nine Skies) has not been translated into any…

‘Prologue to a Storehouse Hymn’ and Other Prose Poems

Editor's Note To somewhat high-mindedly posit a philology of the absurd and yet dare to…

‘Not because You Are, Life’ and Other Poems

Editor's Note Daniela Speziale’s shared connections with poet Camillo Sbarbaro remind me of Robert Hass’…