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Ilona. My Life with the Bard

Fiction · English · by Jana Juráňová · translated by Julia and Peter Sherwood

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Praise for Ilona. My Life with the Bard


Ilona. My Life with the Bard is a tribute to the women who, although gifted and courageous, were expected to find fulfillment in housework, family, embroidery or, in the best-case scenario, in presenting or representing their husbands. The book’s lyrical passages, rich in local and historical detail, take us on a well-informed tour of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a period that is not as distant from the present as it may seem.”

—Ivica Ruttkayová, The Daily Pravda



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Stomach of the Soul

by by Sylva Fischerová · translated by the author, Stuart Friebert, and A. J. Hauner

Poetry · English/Czech bilingual edition
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“These are the kinds of poems that literally transport you to other realms of seeing and feeling and knowing.”  

Bruce Weigl


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Ocosingo War Diary: Voices from Chiapas

by Efraín Bartolomé, translated from the Spanish by Kevin Brown

Non-fiction · English
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“I sincerely doubt that, among the innumerable works which have been and will be published about the events that so moved Mexico and much of the world, there is no other that compares to Ocosingo in authenticity and literary value.”
—Enoch Cancino Casahonda


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The Little Trillogy

by Anton Chekhov
Trans. Boris Dralyuk

fiction/bilingual edition
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“Reading Chekhov was just like the angels singing to me.”
Eudora Welty



City That Ripens On The Tree Of The World

City That Ripens on
the Tree of the World

by Robin Davidson

poetry/bilingual edition
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“Davidson’s poetry is… insistently spiritual in its deft cap­turing of the inherently spiritual significance of the sensual world.” —Tammis Thomas


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Froth: Poems

by Jarosław MikołaJewski
Trans. Piotr Florczyk

poetry/bilingual edition
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“This is contemporary European poetry at its best: tender, unpredictable, a hymn, a love poem, a moment of laughter, of revelation.” —Ilya Kaminsky


Derick Burleson

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The Moonflower King
Anthony Bonds

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the vanishings & other poems
Elizabeth Myhr

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Of Gentle Wolves:
An Anthology of
Romanian Poetry
Trans. Martin Woodside

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Building the
Barricade and Other
Anna Swir; Trans. Piotr Florczyk

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How Much Land
Does a Man
Leo Tolstoy; Trans. Boris Dralyuk

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About Calypso Editions

Calypso Editions is an artist-run, cooperative press dedicated to publishing quality literary books of poetry and fiction with a global perspective. We believe that literature is essential to building an international community of readers and writers and that books can serve as a physical artifact of beauty and wonder in a world of digital saturation. More…



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