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U1: NEW PLATFORM SONGS FROM THE JADE TERRACE
Yang Lian
a million glittering screws    tightened up and going nowhere
here the moon
...
UGUR, ASAF, BEHÇET
Henrik Nordbrandt
The night I came, shattered,
into my favourite bar
and told about my girlfriend’s
...
ULUGH BEG* / (1394-1449)
Henry Luque
Ulugh Beg, I have travelled on so much dust
to be near the Stars you fashioned.
I want
...
ULYSSES BY NAME
Juan Manuel Roca
When Ulysses
Wrapped himself in No One
Only his dog knew.

Ulysses, a
...
UMBRELLA
Zhang Zao
       
...
UNBURDENING SONG
Varavara Rao
Like the East Wind
You came to recount
The heart-rending tales that
The tear-filled
...
UNCLE MOHAN SINGH
Amarjit Chandan
1930. The people of Nakodar are wonderstruck tonight.
In the tent a silent film is being
...
UNCLEANED TEETH
Marcel Beyer
Sleep where I didn’t sleep. So many hands on the
handle, at the basin and what was beneath it.
...
UNDENIED
Domnica Drumea
take me with you to your places

where pleasure and ecstasy were never invented...
UNDER A FAITHFUL SKY
Anne Vegter
Your sweetheart counted intervals in your drinking-binge. Underneath the house
the robin
...
UNDER A VERTIGINOUS SKY
Samuel Jaramillo
where clouds slide past
with amazing speed, there is a beach.
You are on that beach
And
...
UNDER THE APPLE TREE
Rutger Kopland
I came home, it was about
eight and remarkably
close for the time of the year,
the garden
...
UNDER THE CHEEKS
Dorta Jagić
all those necessary words we didn’t tell each other
turning into fossils somewhere
...
UNDER THE EARTH
Fredy Chicangana
We are that colored animal
that lives in the depths of the earth
feeding on its own
...
UNDER THE GROUND
Eli Eliahu
And how can I help it if for me
the operation succeeded and Baghdad
died, and all that
...
UNDER THE SUN
Dvora Amir
When Auden wrote about Icarus  
He looked at Brueghel’s painting in a framed museum
...
UNDER THE WORLD
Tsjêbbe Hettinga
In his dusty olive grove, overlooking his son’s grave
...
UNDER THIS SPOTLIGHT
Mehrdad Fallah
I am thrown here again
under this spotlight

Once again
they have cast me as
...
UNDERWATER CONTACT
Simon Ó Faoláin
It was not the vision’s ultrasound
That bore your being home to me,
But deep
...
UNEMPLOYED
Anamika
These days I’m reading only ancient scripts
Can manage to make out even the Harappan
...
UNEXPECTATIONS
Kiki Dimoula
Lord what’s still not in store for us.

I’m sitting here and sitting.
It’s raining
...
UNFINISHED DOG
Borben Vladović
With his fingers he is drumming on the table
whirling the dog’s hair with his fingers
like a
...
UNFOCUSED
Robert Perišić
we start to talk about
primary school essays
for the eighth of March
I always
...
UNFOLDING SPACE
Aldo Nove
The place where we are is not this one,
equipped with all kinds of comfort,
distant.
...
UNGRATEFUL CAT
Yalvaç Ural






Cats were like cats,


Dogs like dogs


And man
...
UNINHABITED BLUE
Amparo Osorio
One intends a prayer
one implores heaven
one pretends
to return to the origin ...
UNISONS
Dubravko Detoni
*

for me, it is thinking with a wooden voice; it has ambushed me. guardian of
...
UNITY
Yonatan Berg
We travel the silk road of evening,

tobacco and desire flickering

in our hands. We
...
UNKNOWN IDENTITY
Eugenia Sánchez Nieto
I am lost in the thirteenth floor of a building in Manhattan
faceless women welcome me
a
...
UNLUCKY STAR
Hannah van Binsbergen
It is Wednesday and I’m allowed to choose a suit of armour to
keep violence at bay,
...
UNNATURAL ENNEMIES
Tom Van de Voorde
A plan in the shape   
of a floor plan
of the Kremlin

*...
UNPACIFIC OCEAN
Bahar Tavakoli
History had nothing for the world
except war 
Nothing for my lover
Except
...
UNRIPE GREENGAGES
Rosa Jamali
I’m unripe greengages,
born to add flavour –
my birth a
...
UNSOLD GOODS
Masayo Koike
In a small town in the American South
In a second-hand bookshop in decline
In the poetry
...
UNSTEADY
Armando
After years of struggling against the cockeyed
laws
he counts on the numbers to fall....
UNTIL AN ODD SHOE
Maryam Hooleh
No
I cannot
I cannot keep quiet I am sentenced to this corner of the
...
UNTIMELY FRIEND
Maruja Vieira
Poetry, stay away.
Don’t bother now my work.
with your
crystalline voice. ...
UNTITLED
Mitsuharu Kaneko
Staggering. I’m already 51.

When it comes to my wish in this world
it’s to see
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UNUTTERABLE UNWRITTEN
Dane Zajc
unutterable unwritten
embedded in the mystery of the world

the vicinity of its
...
UNWITTING, YET ADULTERY
Tomas Lieske
How she prepares herself for her husband’s homecoming:
she slides a chair against the sun,...
UP IN SPACE
Jeroen Theunissen
1.

I, at thirty-one, glowing with health
and strength, with joy and with anger,
...
UP, UP AND AWAY
Yi Sha
an addict
is dead
four days after
going off drugs
he died in rehab
his
...
UPON DEPARTURE
Nicolae Coande
Upon the end of times, says Danilo Kiš, we’ll all be speaking Hebrew,
„the
...
UPON FACING DEATH
Michio Mado
Dear God,
I thank you
for letting me,
a scrawny spoon,
scoop from the ocean
...
UPON VIEWING TYEB MEHTA’S PAINTINGS
Prabodh Parikh
Someone’s gone away without a sound
with a spasm of panic through the window of the
...
UPSTAIRS
Roland Jooris
Lowered partly in haste,
slanting, half-open,
peering through strips of light, then...
URBAN SEQUENCE
Mario Rivero
One of those days we look
more hungrily than usual
at the bark of a tree
and the smell of
...
URGENTLY HAVE TO GIVE MYSELF
David Avidan
I urgently have to give myself additional opportunities now,
leave previous contingencies
...
USELESSNESS OF THE CRAFT
Federico Díaz-Granados
How much has been sacrified to write these lines
how many sorrows and melancholies
to
...
UTENSILS SHRINK
Piotr Sommer
children grow, no doubt happily
verbs swell before your eyes or
burst their seams,
...
 
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