The Goddess,
by Grete Tartler, translated by Adam J. Sorkin

Wired up to the lie detector, I confess: I lied that goddesses need magic accessories that makeup deepens the glance and the clothes reveal grandeur L’élégance sans nom de l’humaine armature leaving behind old tomes and dusty counsel for the happiness near at hand, near at heart: swimming in a drop of water : The … Continue reading The Goddess,
by Grete Tartler, translated by Adam J. Sorkin

Adam J. Sorkin

Adam J. Sorkin has translated more than forty-five books of contemporary Romanian literature, and his work has won the Poetry Society (U.K.) Corneliu M. Popescu Prize for European Poetry, among other awards. Recent books include The Book of Winter and Other Poems by Ion Mureșan; A Path to the Sea by Liliana Ursu, translated with … Continue reading Adam J. Sorkin

Dawn
by Aura Christi

translated from Romanian by Adam J. Sorkin and Petru Iamandi The light sends its ambassadors among the birches, forgets its fires in the roses and the sunset. It’s evening even in words; you rock the archangels. Everything somehow appears finished. The dawn waits to form you while Atropos sharpens her scissors. You saw the boundary … Continue reading Dawn
by Aura Christi