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Jubilee Blues

Tyehimba Jess is the author of two books of poetry, Leadbelly and OlioOlio won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, The Midland Society Author’s Award in Poetry, and received an Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation from the Black Caucus of the American...

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Also Some Things Else – On the Marvellous (Un-)Place-Ness of Women and Other Beings

"As for woman, she is place". That's how French philosopher Luce Irigaray reads in An Ethics of Sexual Difference. This sentence is simple and most obviously incorrect. Women are living beings and not places. 

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Modern Poetry And Orality

Dariusz Tomasz Lebioda Ph. D. – Polish poet, writer, literature professor, translator, editor was born in Bydgoszcz, Poland in 1958. He was Visiting Professor of The State University of New York at Buffalo – SUNY (2002) and longtime researcher at Polish universities and colleges.

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An arrow whispers my name

Ahmed-Al-Mulla was born in 1961 in Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia, and has a BA from King Saud University. He is consultant  of Saudi Culture and Arts Society, director of Saudi Film Festival in 2008, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019; director of Poetry Festival 2015, 2016, 2017; Executive Manager and member of the board of Literary...

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The Decadence of the Human Rights Standards

In a world of Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, poverty no longer has a home. While some adopt the technologies of the contemporary society, others struggle to feed their children and to make ends meet and have no idea how to survive another day. In Europe, where I have lived a great part of my life...

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The Aviator

Shota Iatashvili was born in 1966 in Tbilisi, Georgia. He is poet, fiction writer, translator and art critic. He has published a significant number of poetry collections, four works of prose and a book of literary criticism. In 2007 and 2011 he won the SABA Prize, Georgia’s most prestigious award...

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The Gost from the Desert

My mind leaps and I am there - walking with the human convoys marching to their death in the Der Zor desert. My breasts are heavy with the cold weight of a newborn child - there is no more milk left in them. I am panting like a young girl running from the sword. My words are charged with fury, my pen coils through the yellow memory...

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Poems from Lesotho

Rethabile Masilo is a Mosotho poet who has lived in France for more than 30 years. He left his country, Lesotho, as a refugee in 1981, eventually ending up in the USA where he continued his biology studies. He moved to France in 1987. Rethabile has published four books of poetry and two poetry...

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Deterritorialized Bodies: On Listening

The complex swirls and cavities of the ear create a negative space in the body, an openness to the world and to language that is both actual and metaphorical. Listening might be considered the inverse of the poem, the silent reception that frames linguistic utterance...

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The 29th Medellín International Poetry Festival

From June 29 to July 6 of this year, the poets’ voice of the peoples all around the world will come back. Through the poetic word, arts and thought that reflect on the issues of our times, we will continue with the purpose of performing poetic and artistic actions...

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A Cloudy Earth

Kiril Merjanski was born on 30 July 1955 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He is a Bulgarian poet, playwright and translator from English. He graduated in History from Saint Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia. He lives in the United States where he graduated with a Master's in History (2007) from Wright...

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