Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Writers in Exile: Washington Square
Washington Square's "Borderlands Issue" (Summer/Fall 2010) features writing that, rather than being interspersed throughout the issue, is given a devoted section of the magazine. According to Editor Martin Rock, though it may seem strange that the work is "cordoned" off, the "decision comes from our desire to give voice to writers in exile, be it self-imposed or otherwise, and to provide them with a space, both metaphorical and literal, to put up their feet and stay a while." Those guests (with most works appearing in translation)include Meena Alexander, Jean-Luc Raharimanana, Drajica Rajcic, Avrom Sutzkever, Aung Way, Patrice Nganang, Soheil Najm, Huan Xiang, Idris Bazorkin, and an interview with Austin Woerner.