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Vibrant green northern lights against a dark sky
Photo by Federico Bottos on Unsplash
Two Poems
By Rönn-Lisa Zakrisson
Poet, queer activist, and spoken-word artist Rönn-Lisa Zakrisson speaks to sex, politics, and colonialism in Sápmi.
Translated from Swedish by Fiona Graham
fishermen sitting on a pier with boats behind them
Dmitry Makeev, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Sky of the Lost Moon
By Ty Chi Huot
A young Laotian man released from prison in Phnom Penh finds refuge with a Cambodian fisherman’s family and falls in love with their daughter.
Translated from Khmer by Rinith Taing

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