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Here are several translations from our archives.
Blossoms in the Night: Ericka Ghersi and Toshiya Kamei.
Ericka Ghersi’s Spanish poem on a Paul Klee painting is translated by Toshiya Kamei.
Flamingos: Lorette C. Luzajic, Translated into Urdu by Maraam Pasha and Saad Ali
This prose poem by yours truly is from my book, Pretty Time Machine, and I was honoured to have Maraam Pasha and Saad Ali translate it into Urdu.
In Memory of Murni, by Wayan Jengki Sunarta, translation by Brian A. Salmons
Wayan Jengki Sunarta remembers an artist from Bali in Indonesian, and Brian Salmons translates.
Užrašytos fotografijos/Annotated Photographs
A series of poems by Marius Burokas, translated from the Lithuanian by Rimas Uzgiris.
A Special Showcase on Will Barnet, by Salgado Maranhao and Alexis Levitin
A selection of poetry on Will Barnet, by Salgado Maranhao, winner of all of Brazil's major poetry awards, translated from the Portuguese by Alexis Levitin.
Zelfportret, by Albert Hagenaars, translated from Dutch by John Irons
Poetry in Dutch and English on Van Gogh’s portrait.
Mission, by Aymui Nakamura, Translated by Toshiya Kamei
A short story in Japanese and English on a Kandinsky painting.
Buddha in the Mandorla, by Rainer Maria Rilke, Translation by Susan McLean
We are fortunate to have had many translations from the German by poet Susan McLean.
Flock, by Nina Kossman, in Russian and English
Nina Kossman writes in Russian and English on her own painting.
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There are almost six years worth of writing at The Ekphrastic Review. With daily or more posts of poetry, fiction, and prose for most of that history, we have a wealth of talent to show off. We encourage readers to explore our archives by month and year in the sidebar. Click on a random selection and read through our history.
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