Two Lines continues its two decadelong tradition of excellence, hand-picking the best from translation’s acknowledged masters and world literature’s up-and-comers. This latest issue is back with poetry and prose from nearly a dozen different countries. It includes a never-before-seen piece by Argentine master Rodrigo Fresán, a favorite of Roberto Bolaño, with whom he used to have long conversations about the dystopian sci-fi fantasies of Philip K. Dick. This issue also has new translations of Russian absurdist Daniil Kharms, made by the acclaimed poet Ilya Kaminsky. New fiction from Naja Marie Aidt, new poetry by Nicole Brossard, and much more rounds out this feast for globally minded readers.
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Naja Marie Aidt (tr. Denise Newman) "Mean to the Bone"
Rafael Courtoisie (tr. Anna Rosenwong) "The Navel of the Sky"
Anne Lise Marstrand-Jorgensen (tr. K.E. Semmel) "Queen of Sheba"
Mendl Man (tr. Heather Valencia) "Seeds in the Desert"
Rodrigo Fresán (tr. Will Vanderhyden) "The Invented Part"
Serhiy Zhadan (tr. Reilly Costigan-Humes and Isaac Stackhouse Wheeler) "Keep Running, Don't Stop"
Necmi Zeka (tr. Erik Mortenson & Idil Karacadag) "Bills"
Nicole Brossard (tr. Cynthia Hogue & Sylvain Gallais) six poems from Cities
Daniil Kharms (tr. Ilya Kaminsky & Katie Farris) 3 poems
Jacek Dehnel (tr. Karen Kovacik) 4 Poems
Zhu Zhu (tr. Dong Li) 3 Poems
Edoardo Sanguineti (tr. Will Schutt) 4 Poems
Gustavo Barrera Calderon (tr. Kathleen Heil) "Punctured Body Is A Home"