Three poems from issue 28
Valzhyna Mort, ‘Music for Girl’s Voice and Bison’
Sarah Barnsley, ‘Virginia Woolf Has Fallen Over’
Kaleem Hawa, ‘Ballroom Blitz’
These poems come from portfolios which feature in The White Review No. 28.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Sarah Barnsleywas a winner in the Poetry Society Members' Poems Competition (autumn 2018), and shortlisted in the Live Canon Poetry Competition (2018) and for the Bridport Prize (2018, 2010). Publications include The Fire Station (Telltale Press, 2015), and, as an academic, a selection of literary criticism. She lives in Hove.
Valzhyna Mortis a poet and translator born in Minsk, Belarus. She is the author of three poetry collections, Factory of Tears (Copper Canyon Press, 2008), Collected Body (Copper Canyon Press, 2011) and, mostly recently, Music for the Dead and Resurrected (FSG, 2020), (Bloomsbury, 2022). Mort is a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Academy in Rome, the Lannan Foundation, and the Amy Clampitt Foundation. Mort teaches at Cornell University and writes in English and Belarusian. She translates between English, Belarusian, Russian, Ukrainian, and Polish. She has received the Gulf Coast Prize in Translation and the National Endowment for the Arts grant in translation for her work on Polina Barskova’s book of selected poems Air Raid (Ugly Duckling, 2021). Her translations are featured in many literary anthologies. Motherfield: Poetry and Belarusian Protest Diary by Julia Cimafiejeva is forthcoming in the fall of 2022 from Deep Vellum Press, co-translated from Belarusian by
Valzhyna Mortand Hanif Abdurraqib.
Kaleem Hawa has written about art, film, and literature for the New York Review of Books, The Nation, and Artforum, among others.