Today, we’re excited to share with you the new translations of works by three accomplished Syrian poets living in exile: Akram Al-Katreb, Osama Esber, and Firas Sulaiman. Their poems have in common the voice of the suffering in the ancient lands of the Middle East and the longing of the exiled poet. We loved these fiery new works, their live language, and the love the poets show for their native war-torn country. We hope you’ll like them, too.
And remember, in September and beyond: the world lies open. Take time to explore it. Read and share your favorite translations.
—Claudia Serea and Loren Kleinman