The Red Wheelbarrow

Ashford King, a student at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute, has taken on the project of translating William Carlos Williams’s famous poem “The Red Wheelbarrow” into one hundred and forty-two languages. French. Spanish. Japanese. Mandarin. Romanian. These are among the 142 languages that the Harvard student Ashford King ’15 is working with as he helps locate translations […]

Act of God

Act of God By: Halifax revival you’re not a religion you’re a tent church blown over during services as if some god had blustered back in a spinning side wind to upstage a red-faced evangelical backslider shill living off his faith in mankind’s gullibility good gracious God-almighty Oh there’s potato salad upside down on the […]

Tea

Tea by Volodymyr Bilyk Tea and end th-th-th those-tah-tah those-toes-toss-those ta-ta`s and th-ee those toes-toss-and-they-are those-those-toes-and end th-th-th and ebb-o`th-th-th those-toes toss-ta-ta-ta`s toss-ta-ta-ta and th-th those-and-they-are end th and th ta-ta-ta toes-ta-ta`s those-and-ones those-toes-toss and those-toes-and those-tosses-and-ones ta-ta-ta-ta and th-th-th ta-ta-ta`s ta-ta-ta`s and th-th-th-th those-toes-ta-ta those-and-they-and end th-th-th… (swill will swell well)

Insha’Allah

Insha’Allah by Danusha Lame?ris I don’t know when it slipped into my speech that soft word meaning, “if God wills it.” Insha’Allah I will see you next summer. The baby will come in spring, insha’Allah. Insha’Allah this year we will have enough rain. So many plans I’ve laid have unraveled easily as braids beneath my […]