poetry

Emily Drumsta Wins PEN Heim Grant to Translate Nazik al-Malaika’s ‘Revolt Against the Sun’

Each of the 13 winning translators will receive $2,800 help them finish their project. 

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Friday Finds: ‘The Mediterranean Sea Drowns in the Immigration Department’

“You emerge from behind the scenes, I emerge from behind the nightmares, smiling as if the war hasn’t eaten my brother, and in those days, when my Syrian friends were dying under torture, my European friends were gently withdrawing from my wound which scratched their white lives and didn’t conform in any way to accepted Western criteria of what constitutes pain.”