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Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you are into poetry here are some poetry books from Albania for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge.


Negative Space by Luljeta Lleshanaku EN

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*Shortlist for the Griffin International Poetry Prize* "Language arrived fragmentary / split in syllables / spasmodic / like code in times of war," writes Luljeta Lleshanaku in the title poem to her powerful new collection Negative Space. In these lines, personal biography disperses into the history of an entire generation that grew up under the oppressive dictatorship of the poet's native Albania. For Lleshanaku, the "unsaid, gestures" make up the negative space that "gives form to the woods / and to the mad woman--the silhouette of goddess Athena / wearing a pair of flip-flops / and an owl o... continue