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Call me Noah

by Lennart Sjögren

Translated by Göran Malmqvist

“...a magnifi cent poem
...with the language scaled
to the innermost,
Call me Noah occasionally owns
almost self-clarifying clarity.”
—Magnus Bremmer, Svenska Dagbladet  

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The Call to
Destroy Nixon

by Pablo Neruda

translated by Chad Sweeney

[F]rom time to time I must be
a bard of public service,
which is to say that
I must give the lumberjack,
the shepherd, the bricklayer, the farm-hand,
the gasfitter or any poor foot soldier,
the power to break free with a clean punch
or to release the madness
like flames from his ears.  

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Earthly Lexicon
Selected Poems and Prose

by Regina Derieva

The Russian poet Regina Derieva
was born in Odessa on the Black Sea,
and enjoyed the shifting rhythms of the sea:
"Water is the ideal apparel. However many times
you get into it, it's the same".  

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Unseen Isles and
Other Poems

by Robin Fulton Macpherson

Since 1973 Robin Fulton's home base
has been in Norway and
in the decades since
he has built a solid reputation
as a translator of Scandinavian poets,
such as Tomas Tranströmer,
Kjell Espmark,
Harry Martinson and
Olav H. Hauge.  

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elegy ELEGY FOR DEAD LANGUAGES

Francesco Levato

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ELEGY FOR DEAD LANGUAGES

 Elegy for Dead Languages

Francesco Levato

Paperback
Publication Date: October 2010
84 Pages
ISBN10: 1-934851-25-6
ISBN13:  978-1-934851-25-8
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About the Author, Francesco Levato  

Francesco Levato Poet, translator, and new media artist Francesco Levato is the author of three books of poetry: Elegy for Dead Languages; War Rug, a book length documentary poem; and Marginal State. He has translated into English the books of Italian poets Tiziano Fratus, Creaturing, and Fabiano Alborghetti, The Opposite Shore. His work has been published internationally in journals and anthologies, both in print and online, and his experimental cinépoetic film work has been exhibited in galleries and featured at film festivals in Berlin, Chicago, New York, and elsewhere.
 

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“Francesco Levato’s powerful documentary, War Rug—like Eliot Weinberger’s What I heard about Iraq before it—detains the language of the perpetrators of global military aggression and redeploys it to indict them. From J.C. Penny catalog copy to counterintelligence manuals and autopsy reports, War Rug is a fierce yet unfortunate reminder of the absolute horrors of our age.”

—Mark Nowak, author of Coal Mountain Elementary

In the poem “War Rug,” which was published by Broadsided last June, Chicago poet Francesco Levato explores the reality of living under a constant state of emergency, referencing the Department of Homeland Security's color-coded advisory system in juxtaposition with other common crisis shorthand. “Code Blue: no breathing / no heartbeat,” he writes.

—Poets & Writers



 

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