Category international poetry

Souvenir 1

A smell like summer or rather the spray one associates with summer beaches that peculiar sweet smell and how soon before one’s made something that never happened She smelled like spray or rather summer and I think she was So here’s a rose and here’s a note and here a boy and a girl before […]

Cast

Long the light, & still Hot. First reds, a yellowing In leaf Breeze on burnt grass In corners the shadows of wings * (this poem first appeared with Konundrum Engine Literary Review)

Excerpt: Valencia

He was sat in a corner of the cafeteria, tiled walls and tables; the floor; noon’s drinkers; the light; thinking about Goya’s shadows and useless things. He was sat in a corner of the city, thinking about the man who’d made its bells. He was sat in a corner of the day, thinking about the […]

No Man’s Land & altro

I recently had the pleasant opportunity to work as guest poetry editor of the online journal of German literature in translation, No Man’s Land…some recent translations of mine of Jürgen Becker also appear in the latest issue of Chicago Review…thank you for reading

Eveningsong

Eveningsong Slim sun-edged thumb Of Roman brick Umbered, undone This late valley dozing Under a late spring sun You still want what will not last Still before the blue At evening, sound, come * (this poem originally appeared in Oxford’s halfcircle poetry journal, Issue 2)

This Broken-Waisted Waltz

Morning through the window, the inner courtyard: no shaft but throat, the space, the pearlflecked light now cotton, now cocooned. Tea. A candle. The same sweater worn for weeks. Radio. Black bread with cheese. The light that comes. The window. The silence. The story in this city has always been the same: back & forth […]

Heimweh

My contribution to Anke Becker’s “Heimweh” project has at long last finally arrived..thank you for reading