Antonia Buizza – Orange Blossom

  Even today it’s a widespread belief that a woman’s complete happiness lays in the pleasures of a Home and a Family. But for you,...

Barbara Baynton – The Chosen Vessel

She laid the stick and her baby on the grass while she untied the rope that tethered the calf. The length of the rope...

Wislawa Szymborska – Writing a résumé

What needs to be done? Fill out the application and enclose a résumé. Regardless of the length of life a résumé is best kept short. Concise, well-chosen facts are...

Pina Piccolo – The Poet’s Adventure

The poet had everything ready: a light briefcase, a ticket, an address. Now, while he was sitting on a bench waiting for the train,...

Miriam Bonetti – Central coffee bar

The Central was the historical bar in town, situated like a breach in the walls that surrounded the square along with an agonizing greengrocer’s...

Mattia Di Carlo – Bass Riff

Some of my new neighbors are listening to Talking Heads. Who the hell is pumping up David Byrne & co. at ten in the...

Gerald Nicosia – Ferlinghetti

for Neeli Cherkovski Lawrence never let me treat him like a famous man I sat down to interview him a green 27-year-old Midwestern kid He said, “You need...

Silvio Donà – Serial Killer

Rocco did not have any particular reason to hate old women.Yet, he hated them in a ferocious way.Only seeing one of them...

Antonia Buizza – Angela

“Angela, don’t run: you know that after you are going to have a sore throat”.“Ok, mum, I’m coming”.Mother and daughter went back...

Gertrude Stein – Johnny Grey

What did he say. I was disagreeing with him. He said he didn't have it by his side. He said. Hurry. Eat it. I am not going to talk...

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Grace Nichols – Lost in Translation

(por el espíritu de poesía en Medellín, Colombia) As if the earth had shifted axis again I walk the streets of your city, Medellín, a hammock of...