Issue 1 (2023)
This first issue was conceived during Covid-19, hence its title. It features predominantly Italian and English poems by transnational writers and translators.
The poems by Luca Cinelli (translated by Patrizia
Piredda) are a poetic response, in the Roman vernacular, to life in Italy during the lockdown.
The bleak sense of entrapment of that experience is echoed by Franca Mancinelli’s poems (translated by John Taylor).
Paula Meehan’s poetic work (translated by Viviana
Fiorentino) takes readers into the homes of ordinary families, exploring their feelings, dreams, thoughts while exposing social and historical injustices.