In this issue, two-thirds into the darkness of Nordic winter, literary voices bring us visions once again from so many other latitudes. Australian Ian Smith and Bosnian Srđan Šušnica evoke the many memories and stories we tell to account for our lives, or to preserve our history. South African Rowan Johnson sends us postcards with scraps of contemporary history from Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus. Canadian Troy Jollimore gives us the frightening rite of marriage. British Tom Bradstreet and Swedish Åsa Samuelsson rewrite Agha Shahid Ali’s ghazal “Tonight” making us move across cultural borders, faiths and literary traditions. Icelandic Friðrik Sólnes Jónsson shows how a bad translation makes people move away and come together in foreign places.

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