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Luljeta Lleshanaku

Luljeta Lleshanaku is the author of eight poetry collections published in Albania, and nine published in translation in other countries. Her second American collection, Child of Nature (New Directions, 2010) was one of 2011 BTBA (Best Translated Book Award) poetry finalists. In 2012 she was one of two finalists in Poland for their European Poet of Freedom prize. Her latest collection in English, Negative Space, published in 2018 by Bloodaxe in the UK and New Directions in the US, draws on two recent collections published in Albania, Almost Yesterday (2012) and Homo Antarcticus (2015), and follows Haywire: New & Selected Poems, her first UK selection published by Bloodaxe in 2011, a Poetry Book Society Recommended Translation which was shortlisted for the Corneliu M. Popescu Prize in 2013.

This Gesture


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April 2020

how readily I assign holy


Hart Island

Ventilators in Demand

The New Math

Your Fire and Thunder

A Tricky Business

Lament in Time of COVID

To Live in Interesting Times