Nancy Naomi Carlson

Nancy Naomi Carlson is a senior translation editor for Tupelo Quarterly and Blue Lyra Review. She has published award-winning chapbooks, a collection of poetry, and Stone Lyre: Poems of René Char. Awarded grants from the Maryland Arts Council and the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, her work has appeared or is forthcoming in such journals as The Georgia Review, The Iowa Review, Poetry, and Prairie Schooner. She coordinates the graduate school counseling program at the University of the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C. Carlson is a recent recipient of an NEA literature translation grant.

2 Poems by Suzanne Dracius

Suzanne Dracius is a prize-winning writer from Martinique whom the French Cultural Minister has called ‘one of the great figures of Antillean letters.’ She writes in French and peppers her work with Creole, drawing on themes of ‘métissage’ (refers to the blending of two distinct elements, in either a biological or cultural sense) and ‘marronnage’ (refers to the flight of slaves from their masters).

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