Alissa Valles is the author of the poetry books Orphan Fire and Anastylosis and editor and co-translator of Zbigniew Herbert’s Collected Poems and Collected Prose, and the translator of Ryszard Krynicki’s Our Life Grows and Anna Bikont’s The Crime and the Silence: Confronting the Massacre of Jews in Wartime Jedwabne.

Peter Sacks’s Quickenings

On the island of Lesbos, not far from the narrow rocky beach at Skala Sykamnias where hundreds of thousands of refugees have arrived in rubber dinghies over the past three or four years and continue to land in smaller numbers, . . .
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