Yumiko Utsu's work has been exhibited internationally in venues such as The Saatchi Gallery in London and Palais Lumière in Paris.
‘Trees, mostly the older and weaker ones, were toppled by the wind, dragging neighbouring trees down, just like someone contaminated by the virus would contaminate another.’
‘Will it be for them / as it was for us, impossible to imagine oceans where there are now / mountains?’
‘This isn’t the end of the world. It’s history going about its business. This isn’t the last apocalypse by a long shot.’
This will not be the last crisis. What can we learn from this one?
‘The dreams were packed together like coloured soap bubbles.’Short fiction by Mazen Maarouf, translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright.
‘ My stunningly crummy apartment–there were big holes in the walls and I lay awake nights worrying about how they got there’.
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