Karen Van Dyck
by Elena Penga, translated from the Greek by Karen Van Dyck
from Tight Belts and Other Skin (Agra, 2011)
Take a look at that. The fish change color. When the male gets excited he turns black. He rises to the surface with the female, and as soon as they have sex, he turns silver again.
by Giannis Palavos, translated from the Greek by Karen Van Dyck
from Joke (Nefeli, 2012)
Midway through spring semester, at the end of March, Stavross father went to the hospital for tests. The results showed cancer of the liver luckily at an early stage. Stavros went back to his village for a month and a half. His mother spent nights at the hospital while he took care of their newspaper stand. When he returned to Thessaloniki, he found a stranger in his room.
translated from the Greek by Karen Van Dyck
Three Poems translated from the Greek in response to the Crisis
Finally he took his life in his own hands, and his hands became wings, yes his wings So he could fly in a new sky, with no light, indivisible, hidden from sight Like when he was small in his dreams and untied his bonds far from the prison cells of Everyday.