Kamilah Aisha Moon reads Gwendolyn Brooks, Erin Somers tells a tale of changed fortunes and changed hearts, Ross Gay sings the praises of blueberries, V. Penelope Pelizzon elegizes estrogen, Stephanie Heit and Petra Kuppers dance in the streets, Emily Kendal Frey offers a ritual for healing, and George David Clark sends us a postcard.
With global breadth and an impassioned sense of urgency, A Rising Sea of Climate Change Lit headlines the Summer 2019 issue of World Literature Today. Featuring writers from Australia, Brazil, Ireland, Mexico, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and the US, the section combines creative work as well as critical insights into our current ecological crisis. Additional highlights include essays by Andrew Lam on Saigon and Vanessa Garcia on translating Cuba, plus interviews, short fiction, and poetry. As always, book reviews, recommended reading lists, and literary miscellany are featured throughout, along with web-exclusive content.
The Summer 2019 issue asks, “Where’s the Food Truck?” Writers and photographers share their interpretation of the theme: Linda Berry, Edith McDowell Edson, V.J. Hamilton, Pat Snyder Hurley, Caroline H. Tiuseco, Kimberly White, Paul Stansbury, Harriet Wetherell, Susan Duke, Jennifer Hambrick, Bruce Harris, John Kaprielian, Madonna Dries Christensen, Deb Thom, H.B. Salzer, Linda Owens, Melinda Brasher, and Frances Rodriguez.
In this issue: Eighteen Polish poets in translation / Eighteen Polish poets cross the frontiers of language; Alisa Koryakh envisions the future through the sites of her Jewish past; Greg Williard keeps the classroom lights on; Jehanne Dubrow investigates the secrets behind the beauty of Art Nouveau; Dan O’Brien addresses his shadow, his brother; Angelique Stevens moves her mother’s books, from asylum to apartment to her own home, moves—then finally reads—her mother’s books; and Chopin and George Sand in love and conflict.
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