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Poetry

A black and white portrait of writer and editor Khairani Barokka holding a pen
Photo: Derrick Kakembo
“Curiosity and Excitement”: An Interview with Khairani Barokka
By Samantha Schnee
Samantha Schnee speaks with Khairani Barokka, the new editor of Modern Poetry in Translation, about her goals for the publication’s future.
Young Russophonia: New Literature in Russian
By Hilah Kohen & Josephine von Zitzewitz
These writings spark immediate conversations through rapid-fire literary texts rather than typical online commentary.
“Reality (Unfortunately?) Varies”: A Conversation Between Galina Rymbu and Ilya Danishevsky
By Galina Rymbu
“It seems to me—perhaps naively—that poetry has the ability to examine things in a maximally authentic way.”
Translated from Russian by Anne O. Fisher & Helena Kernan
A Note from Contest Judge David Tomas Martinez
It was an Hunahpúan effort to choose only four poems from this extraordinarily strong pool of poems.
Learning Late Letters
By Nguyễn Hoàng Quyên
The dead don’t let us go, I say to my friend Sirius, putting my father’s letters in a drawer.
Translated from Vietnamese by the author
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