Snail’s House

The formative experience of reading cannot be ignored. We are not just the product of a family or of a society, of a religion or of an ethnicity, of… More

Burma: Bones Will Crow

Two of the Burma’s most esteemed poets, Zeyar Lynn and Khin Aung Aye, read from their work and discuss the country’s budding literary scene with the editor of Bones… More

Red Storm Days

Twenty-four descriptions of the future: / Champagne after a trip in a carriage, / Discontents without civilization, / A bizarre light will unsteady the air More

I Loved Earth Years Ago

I no longer call his death in Tennessee a murder I call it an execution, executed for being queer. It happened over a dozen years ago and few believed… More

Bamboo

The young man was in a bamboo cage, thrown on a muddy floor, wet with water or perhaps urine. I could hear the buzzing of the flies around him.… More

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