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. […]
NENA GIORGADZE was born in the Soviet state of Georgia. She received her MA in Georgian Literature from Ilya University (Tbilisi, Georgia). She moved from the Republic of Georgia to the US in 1999, and now resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Her poems and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in Rhino, Cider Press Review, Nashville Review, Raleigh Review, and others.
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 […]