Poems in Drunken Boat #22


My poems “Pavane: For a Gypsy who sometimes went by the name Charles, and was murdered earlier that year” and ”What the Headlines Said” about the systematic persecution of the gypsies by the French state, are in issue 22 of Drunken Boat which is devoted to the theme of the Romani and the gypsies in Europe. This page has audio recordings by me and by the French singer Marie Möör, she reads her French translation of the poem Pavane. http://www.drunkenboat.com/db22/romani/arturo-desimone

From the section with translations of romani child poets from Milan:

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My house I feel it
like a tree
that little by little breaks
like death.

—Petruz, age 10  (translated by Olivia Sears and Chandra Livia Candiani) Link: http://www.drunkenboat.com/db22/romani/olivia-sears-and-chandra-livia-candiani

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