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The Dreaming Machine

The dreaming machine – issue number 6

Medley of Writings Related to Covid-10 and the International Lockdown

 

Poetry

The Map of the World Furrowed Across the Windswept Field: Selected Poems from Lockdown, by Aritra Sanyal

While the Spring Light Moves Around the Room: Selected Poems from an Italian Lockdown, by Rina Xhihani

“The World Has Grown Weaker” – Lockdown in the Chinese Countryside, Poems by Rao Jinhui and Ni Zhou

This Implacable Stillness – Poems While Locked Down in Venice, by Fabia Ghenzovich

Non Fiction

Goodbye, Baffo! From France poet Jessy Simonini reflects on his grandfather’s death due to Covid-19 in Italy

Letter to My Fellow Housekeepers from My countryside Quarantine, by Meng Yu

Giacomo Cuttone’s Art in the Times of Coronavirus

Interviews and Reviews

“These Are Times of Unmaskings” – A Nurse Speaks Out from the Epicenter of the Covid-19 Pandemic in Italy

Out of Bounds

Kolkata, A City in Lockdown: Intersections between Outside and Inside, Photography by Aritra Sanyal

Preview of Hassan Vahedi’s Series “Strani Giorni” (Strange days)

Poem at the End, by Séamas Carraher

 

POETRY

If I could only spoon away what separates us – Selected poems by Lindsey Royce (Part I)

Love walking like a god on the surface of my fear -Poems by Davide Cortese

From Duniyaadaari: Selected Poems by Nighat Sahiba

“The world is turning to clay”, selected poems from Ali Cobby Eckermann’s collection “Inside My Mother”

Directions for Use, by Ashraf Fayadh

AFRO WOMEN POETRY -Six Poems and Videos from Ghana and Uganda

HOW DID WE GET HERE? And other poems by Anna Lombardo

Don’t Tell me About All Your Ghost Children – Poems for Syria by Valentina Meloni

 

FICTION

WAITING FOR THE DARK, by Mia Funk

REDHEAD, by Julio Monteiro Martins

A Night in Belgrade, by Şeyma Koç 

Moonshine, by Yu Young Lee

Love, For a Limited Time Only – by Mia Funk

 

NON FICTION

In Absentia: Necropolitical Ecologies and Voices of Resistance in Helena Maria Viramontes  ‘The Cariboo Café’, Part II, by Edward Avila

“Diasporic Literatures: Where Do They Belong?” Excerpts from Part I of “Changing the Literary Map of Africa” (2020) by Alex Nderitu

Designing AfroFuturism in Black Panther: Interview with Ruth E. Carter by Anna Lombardi, curated by Cristina Lombardi-Diop

“Militant Civility”: What it Wil Take to End Trumpism in the U.S. or The Coronavirus Could End the Trump Era in the U.S., but not Trumpism, “Militant Civility” Will, by Clark Bouwman

 

INTERVIEWS AND REVIEWS

The Dreaming Machine in Conversation with Kolkata Based Literary Journal Duniyaadaari

Patois, Code Switching, Class and the Jamaican Immigrant Experience: Lorenzo Vanelli Reviews Nicole Dennis-Benn’s Novel, Patsy

PINAREE SANPITAK INTERVIEWED BY ELAINE CHIEW, for The Creative Process

JOHARY RAVALOSON INTERVIEWED BY MIA FUNK, for The Creative Process

Of characters coming alive, empathy, trauma, and the refugee experience – A conversation with Christy Lefteri, author of The Beekeper of Aleppo

Securing the future for the Sorbian languages – interview with Dr. Hauke Bartels about the work of the Sorbian Institute, Bautzen/Germany

 

OUT OF BOUNDS

Without purchasing anything from the emporium of their dreams – Selected poems by Stavros Girgenis

Seething Swords of Thirst – Seven Poems by Shankar Lahiri

“Their four paws return to the mud with the name of the poem” – Poetry by Mario Urquiza Montemayor

Remembering Fawzi Karim in Poetry and Video: Bringing Back the Scent of the Mulberry, Baghdad’s Café Gardenia and A Marble Woman

From California to Chile, from Wallamapu to Palestine: Art Exhibit Documenting Struggles for Hope and Justice in the World, Ximena Soza curator

“In the waters of our language he owns his own sea”, Four Prose Poems by Gerald Fleming

The poet can turn into a wolf, by Ghayath Almadhoun

John Austin Byrne Waxes Poetic about Basil, Pineapples, Wars, Sweatshops and Mosquito Invasions

Granville Redmond: Resilient Art at the Intersections of Differently Abled Senses, by Luciana Messina

 

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