Vladimir Nabokov’s Insomniac Dreams | Friday Pick

  Insomniac Dreams: Experiments with Time Edited by Gennady Barabtarlo Princeton University Press, 2017 224 pages In 1964 Vladimir...
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Mariana Machova’s Elizabeth Bishop and Translation | Friday Pick

Translation is a journey into the work of others, into a different language, a different place, and a different culture. Bishop made this journey repeatedly throughout her life, and as Mariana Machová shows in Elizabeth Bishop and Translation, her translations were not just exotic excursions – above all, they were parts in a process that opened a space that inspired her own writing.

Rachel Custer’s The Temple She Became | Friday Pick

With its frequent themes of molestation and violence, The Temple She Became is not an easy book to read, but it is a beautiful book, a book that is deeply and disturbingly moving.

B O D Y Best of the Net Nominations

B O D Y is proud to present our nominees for the 2017 Best of the Net Anthology for Poetry, Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction.

Dennis O’Driscoll’s Update | Friday Pick

O'Driscoll's analytic approach to reality, which shaped his poetry, partly comes from his life-long fondness for Eastern European writers.

Stephen Burt’s The Poem Is You | Friday Pick

Burt’s new book is an intriguing hybrid – anthology, introduction, and critical study all at once.

Slovak Fiction Week: Into the Spotlight

Try to ask even a very well-read English-speaking literary type to name a Slovak writer and you will likely be met with a blank stare. "Well, Milan Kundera was from Czechoslovakia . . . does that count?"

Talking Silence: Caitriona O’Reilly’s Geis | Friday Pick

O’Reilly’s intriguingly obscure poems offer peeks into the unspoken and wilfully ignored aspects of being.

Friday Pick: Cathal McCabe’s Outer Space

The most powerful poems in McCabe’s belated debut are arguably those that subtly twist traditional form and subject matter.

Friday Pick: Zinovy Zinik’s Beast of Artek

Zinik’s latest novel combines Cold War-era journalism with a dash of the Russian mystical-fantastical.

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