The Magazine, #2, 180121, Victor Rodríguez Núñez and Katherine M. Hedeen

The current Kenyon Review (JAN/FEB 2018, Volume XL Number 1) features a special section, Generation Zero: New Cuban Poetry, edited by Katherine M. Hedeen and Víctor Rodríguez Núñez, translator and author of With a Strange Scent of World, herein. In the introduction (available online), they write: It’s not a cliché by any means to declare that few times […]

The Magazine, #1, 180114, Mark Statman and Izzy Oneiric

We initiate, this morning, what we hope to make regular weekly feature from Lavender Ink / Diálogos, a mini-magazine with a poem or two, a quick announcement, or other oddments. This morning, two poems. The first is from That Train Again, by Mark Statman. You can listen to Mark read it as you go. If […]

From Única Looking at the Sea

An excerpt from Única Looking at the Sea, by Fernando Contreras Castro, translated by Elaine S. Brooks; the opening: More from long habit than any other principle of order in the world, the sun began to rise, hesitating along the edge of the hill, as if at the last minute it had decided to light one […]

An Excerpt from The Virgin Mountain

From The Virgin Mountain, by Roberto Echavarren, translated by Donald Wellman and the author. A doll of rough wood carved with a knife, dressed in sky blue red flowers with yellow center and yellow with red center, stars that are flowers,  she even has panties, a small square of cloth glued to the perineum, shawl […]

Never Made in America Reviewed on Don Yorty’s Explorations

Don Yorty provides a thoughtful review of both the book by Martín Barea Mattos and Mark Statman‘s translation, along with video of their joint performance in Montevideo at the Mundial Poetico (shot by yours truly). Certain of Barea Mattos’ linguistically playful poems present difficulties in both translation and performance, as does the one you’ll see […]

John Vanderslice new book launch in NYC

Lavender Ink author John Vanderslice (Island Fog, 2014) launches his new book The Last Days of Oscar Wilde (Burlesque Press) at the Oscar Wilde bar in NYC next January 13. Should be a fun and decadent evening. Reserve tickets here.

New Orleans Poetry Festival, 2018

Again this year Lavender Ink/Diálogos is proud to co-sponsor, with Trembling Pillow Press, the New Orleans Poetry Festival. This year the fest will take place April 20-22, 2018, once again at the Healing Center in New Orleans. The site is open and now accepting proposals for panels, readings, workshops, and tables at the small press […]

Recent Writing from North Africa

I’ve been reading Francophone writers of Northern Africa lately and thought to recommend a few that might serve as background to those which have appeared and are appearing from Diálogos. Recent Francophone literature from and of Northern Africa—Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia—ranks as some of the most ambitious, incisive and artistically interesting literary work of the past half […]

Release of Fanon City Meu

Diálogos is proud to be releasing Jaime Luis Huenún’s Fanon City Meu, Spring, 2018, translated by Thomas Rothe. This book takes political poetry in a new direction, where the voices of the colonized and their colonizers form a dissonant choir bearing testimony to the centuries of violence that have shaped Latin America. Inspired by Martinican […]

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