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Umbilical
By Julia Cimafiejeva
This week, Deep Vellum publishes Motherfield, a poetry collection and Belarusian protest diary by Julia Cimafiejeva. In this poem, translated by Valzhyna Mort and Hanif Abdurraqib, the poet explores her separation from family and homeland.
Translated from Belarusian by Valzhyna Mort & Hanif Abdurraqib
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A portrait of Ko Ko Thett in red suspenders standing in front of a field of yellow flowers
Picking Off New Shoots Will Not Stop the Spring: An Interview with ko ko thett
By Eric M. B. Becker
Eric M. B. Becker speaks with ko ko thett, coeditor of the anthology Picking Off New Shoots Will Not Stop the Spring, about witness poetry and writers’ resistance to government persecution in Myanmar.

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