Poem about trees
Trees! Trees! Trees!
Let us conserve trees
If there are no trees nothing stays here at the world
If there are no trees there is no building in the world
If there are no trees there are no animals in the world
If there are no trees there are no tourists that visit our country
If there are no trees the rain will be less
If there are no trees there is no shade in the world
Importance of Education
It can take you from a doomed life to a bright life
It can teach you the rules of the country
You promote knowledge and skills
It can help you in your future time
It makes you an educated person
It can teach you what is good and what is bad
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).