Flight and Metamorphosis by Nelly Sachs | Friday Pick

Flight and MetamorphosisBy Nelly SachsTranslated by Joshua Weiner with Linda B. ParshallFarrar, Straus and Giroux2022, 208 pages Nelly Sachs,...
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My Seven Lives by Agneša Kalinová | Friday Pick

My Seven Lives tells a story of 20th century Central Europe through the voice of Slovak journalist Agneša Kalinová.

Dream of a Journey: Selected Poems by Kateřina Rudčenková | Friday Pick

Dream of a Journey: Selected Poems, brings to readers of English the first full-length volume of poems by Czech poet Kateřina Rudčenková.


Books in Brief | Friday Pick

Herewith a fresh selection of our favorite recent poetry, fiction, and biography in translation from Ukrainian, Hungarian, Czech, and Italian.

Books in Brief | Friday Pick

What are you reading? Here at B O D Y we’ve always got a tome or two open, and we're happy to recommend these recent books.

Eileen Cleary’s 2 a.m. with Keats | Friday Pick

These captivating poems dedicated to Keats and Lucie Brock-Boido pay equal attention to the visible and the invisible worlds—and seem hauntingly comfortable in both.

The Selected Letters of John Berryman | Friday Pick

These letters make Berryman less mysterious, more human. Less a sozzled immortal and more a person struggling like all of us.

Wild Persistence by Katrina Naomi | Review

At the heart of this otherwise light-hearted collection are a set of relationships with archetypal men – the lover, the father, the rapist – which are explored with great care and seriousness.

Mark Terrill’s Great Balls of Doubt | Review

Mark Terrill's charming, masterful, workaday, transcendental lyric poetry is more compelling than ever.

Magnetized by Carlos Busqued | Review

How horrible does someone’s relationship with their mother, their childhood, have to be that its description is so much more harrowing than the account of that same person’s serial murders?

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