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Randi Ward

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Randi Ward

Randi Ward is a poet, translator, lyricist, and photographer from Belleville, West Virginia. She earned her MA in Cultural Studies from the University of the Faroe Islands and has twice won the American-Scandinavian Foundation’s Nadia Christensen Prize. Her work has appeared in AsymptoteBeloit Poetry JournalWords Without BordersWorld Literature Today and also been featured on Folk Radio UK, NPR, and PBS NewsHour. Ward’s translations, writing, and photography are used in high school and university classrooms throughout the United States and abroad. She is a recipient of Shepherd University’s Appalachian Photography Award, and Cornell University Library established the Randi Ward Collection in its Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections in 2015. For more information, visit randiward.com.

Articles by Randi Ward

The round table is the eye
By Sissal Kampmann
that seesthe unfolding tragedy.You are wearing your glasses,your shirt is openandyou are sweating a little.Lighters, half-empty beer bottles, sugar,computers, pencils, paper, can and bottle openers,your…
Translated from Faroese by Randi Ward
Multilingual
on the bed
By Vónbjørt Vang
an empty suitcase sits wide-open wrinkled sheets a nightgown a passport an absence between pillow and head a glare of ice between mattress and thigh a stroke of shadow…
Translated from Faroese by Randi Ward
Multilingual
the expiration date
By Tóroddur Poulsen
asks mehow old i ami tell iti’m the same ageas this morning’s darknessbut this eveningi’ll be the same ageas tomorrow’s lightand all the other goodsthat have expired
Translated from Faroese by Randi Ward
Multilingual