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Aliki Barnstone

Aliki Barnstone is working on a new translation of C. P. Cavafy, entitled One of Their Gods: The Collected Poems of C. P. Cavafy. Her books of poetry include Blue Earth (Iris, 2004), Wild With It (Sheep Meadow, 2002), and Madly in Love (Carnegie Mellon, 1997). She teaches in the International Creative Writing Program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


Children’s Literature

Summer 2005 | Poetry

On this page, the stranger stands at the screen door, holding a bunch of tulips wrapped in wet newspaper, the ink a bruise spreading across his thumb and palm. “Take them,” he says, “I can’t stand the sting of the smeared text. There’s n [...]



Winter 2004 | Poetry

The years of my youth, my sensual life—
how clearly I see their meaning now.