Who sent the scissors, the gigantic scissors to my feet? They open and close with a bone-chilling screech. I guess, in place of ankles I have balloons. Instead of being subdued, no doubt, I’m going to cut myself down, I’m going to overturn the streets and city squares. Perhaps this is a means of sleeping. […]
MAYA SARISHVILI is one of the most prominent women poets writing in the Republic of Georgia today. In 2008, she won the SABA Prize for Poetry, Georgia’s top poetry prize. She is the author of two collections of poetry—Microscope (2008) and Covering Reality (2001)—as well as three radio plays. She lives in Tbilisi, Georgia, where she is a third-grade teacher and the mother of four children.
What a shame I couldn’t buy somebody’s dress in the second-hand shop. It was red with white spots. I yanked it out of a bag, other dresses in its way, other dresses clutching onto it. I barely managed to rip the dress out as if it were the bag’s heart. (A new blade is always […]
Issue 3 Fall 2010 JOY AL-SOFI currently teaches English in Hong Kong. She has worked in the high-tech industry and before that practiced law in both Oregon and Texas. Her work includes poetry, fiction and non-fiction and she has been published in the USA and Hong Kong. She has done theater reviews for community radio […]
FEATURED ARTIST Robert MacCready UNTITLED STATEMENT BY THE ARTIST notes on life and work TRANSLATIONS epigrams by Catullus, translated from the Latin by David Macey 1 : : 85 fiction by Ólafur Gunnarsson, translated from the Icelandic by Ólafur Gunnarsson and Steven Meyers THE THAW poetry by Jan Kochanowski and Adam Mickiewicz, translated from […]