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Voices from the Pandemic

A New Series for These COVID-19 Times

As the world battles the COVID-19 virus, Words Without Borders is commissioning new work from contributors all over the world to offer humanistic perspectives on and literary responses to the crisis. We published the first piece, from Italian writer Silvia Ranfagni, on March 16, 2020, when the extent of the wreckage this coronavirus would leave in its wake was just becoming clear. Check back often for new selections of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to accompany us through these uncertain times.

A boy wearing a headlamp lies on his stomach on a bunk bed and reads a comic book in the dark
Photo by Hans Isaacson on Unsplash