1938. “Come in before the house fills up with flies,” says the woman in the doorway, hair tightly wound in a bun. I follow her into a dark-paneled foyer, through the musty parlor of the hostel on Willesden Lane.…
Ellen Francese I have met death / Once Twice / The ground caught me / I could not run away /
Venice is a recent collaboration by Robert Crawford and Norman McBeath which brings together poetry, translation, photography and printmaking.
Simonides is a collaboration between the poet Robert Crawford and the photographer and printmaker Norman McBeath. The work features black and white photographs paired with Scots (and English) translations
Selected poems, from Session
Joanna Katzen is a recent graduate of Berklee College of Music. During the course of her studies, she took writing classes in which she discovered nonsense poetry, a form made famous by Lewis Carroll, among others.
A mother’s tongue / forges sounds into syllables / blowing gently on the sparks / of recognition, traveling / from attentive ears to amazed eyes,
The moon is only good for hanging hats. / It’s lost whatever magic songs it played / And now it’s just a night-light for the rats. /
A girl with lips the color / Of raspberry sorbet / Takes a drag of her last cigarette, / Or so she says. /
The colored air that we breathe / Ricochets from the waves / Of a stained glass sea. /