‘According to family legend, Ferguson’s grandfather departed on foot from his native city of Minsk with one hundred rubles sewn into the lining of his jacket’
A photoessay documenting life along the 700-mile concrete and steel border between Mexico and the United States.
Ben Mauk on nationalism and xenophobia in Poland.
‘My empathy may become a vehicle of insight for me and therefore help me to help you or it may debilitate me altogether, make me so sad I am no good to you whatsoever.’
‘When we’re close to weaning / ourselves history gives us its reasons / to return’
Trapped in a revolving restaurant during an American revolution, Shel VanRybroek turns to tin-foil sculpture.
‘The Paying Guest rises in the middle of the night / to turn off the radio where no radio exists’
‘a style says conviction in indifference / conviction in style’
‘The facts. Fern was skinnier than Liv, but Liv was blonde and tall and her breasts were enormous and thrillingly spaced.’
‘My friends, what I mean is, this life is shallow like a plate. It goes no further.’
‘The piano eyes me / from its corner – / colluding with the past’
We celebrate some of the remarkable people who died in 2016
‘In my imagination I have been to many villages and cities in the world.’
The story of two women fleeing Boko Haram in north-east Nigeria.
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