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The new name

I leave behind me the things I don’t understand, the things I can’t change, the hostile gaze of those who don’t know you, the plastic bottles, the city full of absence, the cell phones that steal time. I leave the world of winners, of those who feel like winners, the […]

The strategy of the Strawberry

The strawberry grows underneath the nettleAnd wholesome berries thrive and ripen bestNeighbour’d by fruit of baser quality (William Shakespeare, Henry V) Once winter has passed, when the forest awakens and spring is in full force, you come across open areas of woods, undergrowth, meadows, and clearings, an expanse of small […]

Aimee and the Wonders of the World

Aimee Nezhukumatathil, a poet and essayist of Indian and Filipino origins, teaches Literature and Creative Writing in the MFA program at the University of Mississippi. Her book World of Wonders, which we strongly recommend, has been translated worldwide and is largely considered by the press to be one of the […]