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Volume 14, Issue 2 (1984) Spring-Summer: Writing From the World: Selections from the International Writing Program 1977-1983

Front Matter

Contents

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Foreword p. 1-2
Paul Engle and Hualing Nieh Engle

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On Poetry p. 7-8
Ai Qing and Marilyn Chin

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My Life as a Chinese Writer p. 9-15
Mrs. Ding Ling, Yeh, Marilyn Chin, Anna Lillios, and Kathy Yeh

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My Friends p. 16-19
Bjorg Vik

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Where Does the Poet Come From? p. 20-25
Ottó Orbán

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Tension p. 26-32
Sahar Khalifeh

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I Strain My Ears p. 33-34
Gozo Yoshimasu

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Arranging Chaos p. 34-35
Gozo Yoshimasu

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Lakeside p. 35-36
Gozo Yoshimasu

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Autumn Flowers p. 36-37
Gozo Yoshimasu, Richard Arno, and Marilyn Chin

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Snowy Morning p. 41-41
Ai Qing and Marilyn Chin

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The Ramshackle Car p. 42-46
Xiao Qian

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The Eye of Night p. 47-56
Wang Meng, Janice Wickeri, and Marilyn Chin

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My Hometown's Base Creatures p. 57-58
Wu Cheng, Marilyn Chin, and Jesse Wang

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The Morning Reading p. 58-59
Wu Cheng, Marilyn Chin, and Eunice Chen

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The Street p. 60-60
Sachiko Yoshihara

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Woman p. 60-61
Sachiko Yoshihara and John Solt

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I'm Lying on the Bed at a Motel and... p. 63-63
Tetsuo Nakagami and Marilyn Chin

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For the Desert Island p. 64-64
Tae-ch'ul Shin and Marilyn Chin

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Bukan p. 65-65
Emha Ainunn Nadjib and Harriet Levin

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Force of Circumstance p. 66-67
Jose Lacaba

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King's Orders p. 68-68
Jose Lacaba

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A Dragon for the Family p. 69-69
Robert Yeo

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From "A Thai Divine Comedy" p. 70-71
Montri Umavijani

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Belief p. 72-80
Ashokamitran .

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Homecoming p. 81-83
R. Parthasarathy

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Poem p. 87-87
Nadia Bishai

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The Son, the Father and the Donkey p. 88-91
Sabri Moussa, Denys Johnson-Davies, and Anna Lillios

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Benevolence p. 91-93
Sabri Moussa, Elizabeth Bloeger, Vivien Abadir, and Anna Lillios

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The Year of the Zop p. 94-107
Yitzhak Orpaz and Daniel Weissbort

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Exile p. 108-113
Gideon Telpaz

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Dedicatory Entry p. 114-114
Anton Shammas

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Goodboy p. 114-117
Anton Shammas

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Self-Portrait p. 118-118
Abdul-Latif Akel

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Ghazal p. 119-119
Jonaid . and Mary Jane White

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Poem p. 120-120
Jonaid .

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A Period of Darkness p. 123-128
Bessie Head

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Naphiri p. 129-129
Edison Mpina

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Arlington p. 130-130
Edison Mpina

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Kwabenya p. 131-131
Kwabenya .

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From "Song of Lawino" p. 132-134
Okot p'Bitek

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Tort's Bitter Marriage p. 135-142
Amos Tutuola

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Images on the Beach p. 145-146
Elsa Cross, Abby Wolf, and Eric Walker

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At the Sources p. 147-147
Tomás Segovia

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Dawn of Tomorrow p. 147-148
Tomás Segovia and James Irby

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Interludio Idilico: Coda p. 148-148
Tomás Segovia

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Canciones sin Su Música p. 149-149
Tomás Segovia and Nathaniel Tarn

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The Signature of Things p. 150-150
Raphael Vargas and Leticia Tanticlaiux

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Hunting p. 151-151
Mariela Arvelo and Marilyn Chin

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Encounter in a Dark Room p. 152-154
Joao Gilberto Knoll and Maria Duarte

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The Position p. 155-157
Julio Monteiro Martins

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The Mirror's Place p. 158-158
Jorge Arbeleche and Carolyn Harris

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Funeral Song p. 159-159
Patricio Esteve and Linda Lappin

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A Song for T. S. p. 160-161
Cristina Piña and Anne Knupfer

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High Tide p. 162-165
Reina Roffe, Carolyn Harris, and Marilyn Chin

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A Child Lost p. 169-169
Sigurdur A. Magnússon

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The Poet of the Mountains p. 170-170
Tom McCarthy

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Returning to De Valera's Cottage p. 171-171
Tom McCarthy

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Alan in Rome, from a Curious Street p. 172-176
Desmond Hogan

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In the Thickness p. 177-179
Phillipe Denis and Susanna Lang

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Euthanasia p. 180-181
Hans Verhagen and Peter Nijmeijer

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Unforgettable Summers p. 182-182
David Winwood

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Costa Del Sol, at Night p. 183-186
Vita Andersen, Jannick Storm, and Linda Lappin

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What Is New at the Cementery p. 187-192
Wolfgang Kohlhaase and Hanna Monasquera

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Landscape p. 193-193
Axel Schulze and Frederic Will

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Vigil on a Bay p. 194-194
Julia Hartwig

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Ballad for a Solonaut p. 195-195
Joanna Salamon and Marianna Abrahamowicz

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Four Squares p. 196-197
Agnes Nemes Nagy

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Streetcar p. 197-199
Agnes Nemes Nagy

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Storm p. 199-200
Agnes Nemes Nagy

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The Ghost p. 200-200
Agnes Nemes Nagy

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To My Craft p. 201-201
Agnes Nemes Nagy and Bruce Berlind

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Wound and Knife p. 202-202
György Somlyó, Maria Korosy, and William Jay Smith

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Fable of First Person p. 202-203
György Somlyó and Donald Davie

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Animal Lovers p. 204-207
Tibor Szobotka and Stephen L. Sass

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Without Voice, Without Hope p. 208-208
Jozsef Tornai and Daniel Weissbort

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We Say This Prayer p. 209-209
Jozsef Tornai and William Jay Smith

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The Creation of the World p. 210-211
Eva Toth and Marianna Abrahamowicz

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From "The World in Two Days" p. 212-221
George Balaita and Ioanna Deligiorgis

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Indian Summer p. 222-223
Nicolae Breban and Malinda Cox

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The Window p. 224-224
Boris Khristov

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A Biblical Motif p. 225-225
Boris Khristov and Vladimir Phillipov

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The Story of a Boy and the Cut on His Knee p. 226-232
Tomislav Longinović and Daniel Weissbort

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From "Metamorphoses" p. 233-234
Argyris Hionis and Stavros Deligiorgis

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The Wedding p. 235-240
Dimitri Nollas and Anna Lillios

Back Matter

About the Cover Image

The cover design for this issue is the work of Bonnie O'Connell, The Penumbra Press, Lisbon, Iowa.

Editors

Editor
David Hamilton
Business Editor
Mary Hussmann
Designer
Kay Amert
Assistant Editors
Robert Grunst
Toni Joseph
Sara London
Guest Editors
Marilyn Chin
Walt Knupfer
Assisted by
Ethan Canin
Edwin Gentzler
David Groff
Debra Hines
Annie Knupfer
Brent Spencer
Ginny Threefoot
John Van Gundy
Daniel Weissbort