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Photo by Michaela Kostková

From the Editors

On Justice
It is not a pleasant feeling whatsoever—that of helplessness, anger—when
we witness something vile or read about it in the papers. And indeed, it seems
like our media and perhaps even our world view are saturated with horrible events,
bad news, and near impenetrable pessimism. There is always a glimmer of hope,
however, that a bad deed will not go unpunished, that somehow, there are powers
beyond our understanding that will carry us through...

 Fiction

Andriy Lyubka, an excerpt from the novel “Your Gaze, Cio-Cio San”
Translated from the Ukrainian by Reilly Costigan-Humes and Isaac Wheeler

Lena Eltang, an excerpt from the novel “Cartagena”
Translated from the Russian by Reilly Costigan-Humes and Isaac Wheeler

Vasyl Makhno, “Brooklyn, 42nd Street”
from the collection The House in Baiting Hollow
Winner of the 2015 BBC Ukraine Book of the Year Award
Translated from the Ukrainian by Zenia Tompkins

Brinda Banerjee, “Long Distance Death”

POETRY

Georgi Atanassov, “Free Verse for Never-Fading Memories”
Translated from the Bulgarian by Elitza Kotzeva

Vladislav Davidzon, “Apologia for a death threat sent at 4 in the morning
to another Russian Jewish poet”

Zita Izsó, “Undoing” and other poems
Translated from the Hungarian by Timea Balogh

Diana Manole, “Expandable” and other poems

Stephan Roll, “Crime of a Lily” and other poems
Translated from the Romanian by Henry Finch

Teodora Taneva, “Silence”
Translated from the Bulgarian by Elitza Kotzeva

Vania Valkova, “The New Slaves”
Translated from the Bulgarian by Elitza Kotzeva


ART & PHOTOGRAPHY

Michaela Kostkova, “Night Impressions”