Etgar KERET (IWP ‘01) is among the thirty international storytellers commissioned for New York Times’ extravagantly designed “COVID Decameron” issue.
And We Came Outside and Saw the Stars Again, the first English-language international pandemic anthology, features writing by IWP alumni Eavan BOLAND (’79), Eduardo HALFÓN (’11), Shenaz PATEL (’16) and Gábor SZÁNTÓ (’03), among many other colleagues.
The Atlas of Lost Beliefs, the 8th poetry volume of Ranjit HOSKOTE (IWP ‘ 95), a distinguished poet, essayist, translator, scholar, and curator based in Mumbai, has just come out from Arc Publications (UK).
In the Summer 2020 issue of World Literature Today, Gianni SKARAGAS (IWP '08) writes about returning home to Greece in the time of the pandemic to be "a son to his mother."
The Slovak poet Mila HAUGOVA (IWP '96) is the 2020 recipient of the distinguished Vilenica International Literary Award.
On 5/24/20, the US Embassy in Moscow celebrated Joseph Brodsky's 80th birthday with a collage of American poets reading his birthday poem "May 24, 1980" in the poet's self-translation. Chris Merrill, one of Brodsky's students, is among the readers.
Véronique TADJO (IWP ’06) discusses the renewed interest in publishing rights control among Francophone writers in Africa.
To mark Ireland’s corona-cancelled Leaving Cert graduation festivities, the poet Tom McCARTHY (IWP ’78) reads Paul Durcan’s elegy to side lines, “Sport.”
The lovely poem-a-day for May 14, 2020, “Journey,” is by the nomadic Lidija DIMKOVSKA (IWP ’05), translated from the Macedonian by Ljubica Arsovska and Patricia Marsh Štefanovska.
Over at Harvard Review, poet Mary jo Bang glosses her translations from the German of Matthias Gőritz (IWP ’03).