The same and not quite the same,

I walked through oak forests

Amazed that my Muse, Mnemosyne,

Has in no way diminished my amazement.

A magpie was screeching and I said: Magpiety?

What is magpiety? I shall never achieve

A magpie heart, a hairy nostril over the beak, a flight

That always renews just when coming down,

And so I shall never comprehend magpiety.


from "Magpiety"

Czesław Miłosz

translated with Peter Dale Scott


Our upcoming title is Marius Katiliškis's Fall Comes From the Forest, translated by Birutė Vaičjurgis Šležas. See an excerpt here.


Bees on the Snow

(Kalės vaikai)

by Saulius Šaltenis

Bees on the Snow (original title Kalės vaikai) by Saulius Šaltenis is finally out and available at your local bookstore, as well as online outlets. See the book announcement here. Reviews are starting to come in—links available on our REVIEWS page.

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Happy New Year to all...

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