Issue 17


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“Translation as Art: Against Flattening” by Hisham Bustani (translated by Robin Moger)



Trousseau” by Rowan Beaird

Wild Oranges” by Angela F. Qian

The Reincarnates” by Ghassan Zeineddine

Antipode” by River Adams

Arabic Stories from Syria

Border Strip: Three Stories” by Luqman Derki (Translated by Jonathan Wright)

The Memoirs of Cinderella’s Slipper” by Shahla Al-Ujayli  (Translated by Alice Guthrie)

To Be Led from Behind” by Mohammad Ibrahim Nawaya   (Translated by Robin Moger)

Death-Flavored Life: Two Stories” by Raw’a Sunbul (Translated by Alice Guthrie)

The Silence of Fire” by Haidar Haidar (Translated by Jonathan Wright)

Silence” by Odai Al Zoubi (Translated by Robin Moger)

و ” by Colette Bahna (Translated by Robin Moger)

Frozen: Three Stories” by Ibrahim Samuel (Translated by Maia Tabet)


We Shall Be a Country with No History” by Aatish Taseer

The Spirit of Place” by Antonio Romani

Ends of the Earth & Edges of Dream” by Pibulsak Lakonpol (Translated by Noh Anothai)

Travels with Bill” by Marietta Pritchard


How Do You Get to Harlem” by Tyree Daye

Malibu Beach” by Jennifer Jean

Roach” by Elizabeth Metzger

A Pause in the Action” by Bob Hicok

Under Construction” by Bob Hicok

Autobiography” by Matt W. Miller

Horses” by Matthew Gellman

Only the Surface Breaks” by Cally Conan-Davies

You Want Me Daybreak” by Alfonsina Storni (Translated by Nicholas Friedman)

The Life Domestic” by Steve Kistulentz

Homiletic” by Virginia Konchan

Two Plus Two: Four” by Ferreira Gullar (Translated by Ilan Stavans and Tal Goldfajn)

Translation” by Ananda Lima

Dean Says” by Patrick Reidy

The Aladdin Hotel, Woodbourne, NY” by Erica Ehrenberg

Philosophical Flowers” by Richie Hofmann

What My Father Said” by Diana Babineau

Catherine the Great” by Benjamin S. Grossberg

Andromeda Came to the Silver River” by Angie Macri

About the Muses” by Catherine Staples

Life (with Apologies to Chekhov)” by Denise Duhamel

After Watching the Changing of the Guard at Arlington National Cemetery” by Donovan Borger

Examples of the Interrogative in Jane’s Kitchen” by Jennifer Habel


Selections from Syria, courtesy of the Hindiyeh Museum of Art

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