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The Empty Dance Shoes by Cornelius Eady : The Poetry Foundation Poetry Foundation, Cab Driver, Cornelius, My Friend, Friends, Co Founder, Michael Jackson, Poems, Blues

Cornelius Eady | Poetry Foundation

Poet and cofounder of Cave Canem, Cornelius Eady has published more than half a dozen volumes of poetry, among them Victims of the Latest Dance Craze…

In this interview, Liao Yiwu talks to Maxine Case about his books, his struggles with the Chinese government, and related a few anecdotes about people on the fringe of Chinese society that he has interviewed and whose stories he had recorded. Political Prisoners, Human Rights, Memoirs, My Images, Nonfiction, Storytelling, The Voice, Writer, Interview

Exiled Writer Liao Yiwu, China's Memory-keeper

In this interview, Liao Yiwu talks to Maxine Case about his books, his struggles with the Chinese government, and related a few anecdotes about people on the fringe of Chinese society that he has interviewed and whose stories he had recorded.

" A conversation with Poet Keorapetse Kgositsile End Of Apartheid, Human Rights, South Africa, Affair, Conversation, The Voice, Jazz, Poetry, Relationship

"This is who I am." A conversation with Poet Keorapetse Kgositsile

Former poet laureate of South Africa Keorapetse Kgositsile and K. Mensah Wali, artistic director of Kente Arts Alliance discuss South Africa's progress since the end of apartheid, the effects of exile on family, and the relationship between poetry and jazz.

In this interview, poet Hind Shoufani talks about her parents' roles as Palestinian activists in the and her new film on the same subject, and the complications (and benefits) of being a poet who doesn't call herself one. Im Tired, Activists, Call Her, Human Rights, The Voice, Lace Skirt, Parents, Interview, Poetry

Palestinian Poet Hind Shoufani: "I'm Tired of Being Bombarded by Pain"

In this interview, poet Hind Shoufani talks about her parents' roles as Palestinian activists in the 70s and 80s, her new film on the same subject, and the complications (and benefits) of being a poet who doesn't call herself one.

Poet Toi Derricotte shares two previously unpublished poems with our readers: "Stinkbugs" and "A Memory." Derricotte is the author of five books of poetry and is co-founder of Cave Canem. African American Writers, Biracial Children, Black History Quotes, Famous Words, Interracial Love, Best Black, Love Book, Poems, Interview

A Memory and Stinkbugs: Two poems from Cave Canem Poet Toi Derricotte

Poet Toi Derricotte shares two previously unpublished poems with our readers: "Stinkbugs" and "A Memory." Derricotte is the author of five books of poetry and is co-founder of Cave Canem.

Today we share Carmen Tafolla's poem "Ocupando Mi Voz" (Using My Voice), a poem that celebrates the "power of words." The first Poet Laureate of the City of San Antonio, Dr. Tafolla is currently writing a biography on civil rights organizer Emma Tenyuca. Writing A Biography, Powerful Words, Civil Rights, San Antonio, The Voice, Poetry, Reading, City, Celebrities

Ocupando Mi Voz: A Poem by Carmen Tafolla

Today we share Carmen Tafolla's poem "Ocupando Mi Voz" (Using My Voice), a poem that celebrates the "power of words." The first Poet Laureate of the City of San Antonio, Dr. Tafolla is currently writing a biography on civil rights organizer Emma Tenyuca..

In this interview conducted at City of Asylum Pittsburgh, poet Angela Jackson discusses the importance of being a curious cultural historian, the writing of Where I Must Go, and the way that Jackson reaches the universal through the hyper-specific. Book Authors, Books, Author Quotes, Asylum, Historian, Famous Quotes, Poet, Pittsburgh, Conversation

"There's so much to explore" A Conversation with Poet Angela Jackson

In this interview conducted at City of Asylum Pittsburgh, poet Angela Jackson discusses the importance of being a curious cultural historian, the writing of Where I Must Go, and the way that Jackson reaches the universal through the hyper-specific.

Poet and essayist Tommi Parkko talks about his modernist tendencies, the difficulties of writing long-form poems in the post-post-modern age, and how mythology helps him get in touch with the "unspoken mental history" of a society. Essayist, Post Modern, Postmodernism, Poet, Mythology, The Voice, Interview, Touch, Writing

Unspoken History: An Interview with Finnish Poet Tommi Parkko

Poet and essayist Tommi Parkko talks about his modernist tendencies, the difficulties of writing long-form poems in the post-post-modern age, and how mythology helps him get in touch with the "unspoken mental history" of a society.

Sampsonia Way magazine presents fragments from Tyrant Memory selected by author. The tyrant of Castellanos Moya's ambitious new novel is based on the actual pro-Nazi mystic Maximiliano Hernández Martínez who came to power in El Salvador in New Books, Good Books, Books To Read, Toni Morrison, Memory Books, Pretty Good, Novels, Fiction, Memories

Tyrant Memory by Horacio Castellanos Moya

Sampsonia Way magazine presents fragments from Tyrant Memory selected by author. The tyrant of Castellanos Moya's ambitious new novel is based on the actual pro-Nazi mystic Maximiliano Hernández Martínez who came to power in El Salvador in 1932.

Pittsburgh-based poet Bonita Lee Penn discusses of her poetry, describes her inspirations, explains her vision of Pittsburgh's writing community, and provides some advice for young writers. Rock Stars, Pittsburgh, Writers, The Voice, Interview, Poetry, Advice, Community, Image

"Say It Out in the Open": An Interview with Poet Bonita Lee Penn

Pittsburgh-based poet Bonita Lee Penn discusses of her poetry, describes her inspirations, explains her vision of Pittsburgh's writing community, and provides some advice for young writers.

In this interview, Israel Centeno sits down with Sampsonia Way to talk about his new book Bamboo City (a hybrid text that moves smoothly between poetry and fiction), the translation process, and upcoming publications. New Books, Writers, Israel, The Voice, Bamboo, Fiction, Interview, Poetry, Reading

Bamboo City: A New Book by Venezuelan Writer Israel Centeno

In this interview, Israel Centeno sits down with Sampsonia Way to talk about his new book Bamboo City (a hybrid text that moves smoothly between poetry and fiction), the translation process, and upcoming publications.

Like the many facets of Shteyngart's novel Super Sad True Love Story alternate future, this conversation between the author and John Allison (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) turned to unexpected topics like pornography, immortality, and Russia. True Love Stories, Love Story, Pittsburgh, Conversation, The Voice, Russia, Novels, Sad, Author

A conversation with Gary Shteyngart: "We are enslaved to technology."

Like the many facets of Shteyngart's novel Super Sad True Love Story alternate future, this conversation between the author and John Allison (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) turned to unexpected topics like pornography, immortality, and Russia.

Originally published in Flemish in My Little War is a fictionalized account of Louis Paul Boon's experiences during World War II. This is the first English translation of My Little War. English Translation, World War Ii, The Voice, Fiction, Reading, Music, Image, Products, World War Two

My Little War: Fiction by Louis Paul Boon

Originally published in Flemish in 1947, My Little War is a fictionalized account of Louis Paul Boon's experiences during World War II. This is the first English translation of My Little War.

Para el lector de habla hispana, Sampsonia Way presenta un fragmento de la última novela de Horacio Castellanos Moya en español: La sirvienta y el luchador. Click on image to read feature story! The Voice, Maid, Female Fighter, Novels

La Sirvienta y El Luchador por Horacio Castellanos Moya

Para el lector de habla hispana, Sampsonia Way presenta un fragmento de la última novela de Horacio Castellanos Moya en español: La sirvienta y el luchador.

Hélène Gelèns shared with Sampsonia Way a previously unpublished poem in English: "What Frays and Blossoms" from the book zet af en zweef (Take off and Float). The original poem in Dutch is also included. Poems In English, Blossoms, The Voice, Dutch, Poetry, The Originals, Book, Image, Flowers

Poetry: "What Frays and Blossoms" by Hélène Gelèns

Hélène Gelèns shared with Sampsonia Way a previously unpublished poem in English: "What Frays and Blossoms" from the book zet af en zweef (Take off and Float). The original poem in Dutch is also included.

Sampsonia Way is thrilled to share Lucas Hirsch's previously unpublished poem "No. from his upcoming book Dolhuis: Natura Naturata (Madhouse: Natura Naturata) to be published by De Arbeiderspers. It was translated by Willem Groenewegen. The Voice, Poems, Book, Image, Poetry, Books, A Poem, Livres, Verses

Poetry: "No. 22" by Lucas Hirsch

Sampsonia Way is thrilled to share Lucas Hirsch's previously unpublished poem "No. 22" from his upcoming book Dolhuis: Natura Naturata (Madhouse: Natura Naturata) to be published by De Arbeiderspers. It was translated by Willem Groenewegen.

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