Posts tagged "Aron Atabek"
Poetry Please: Poems on this Blog, 2013/2014

Poetry Please: Poems on this Blog, 2013/2014

Dear friends, since mid-2013, you can always find a Poem for the Weekend on this blog – and sometimes, there is a poem in between, as well. This is a list of all the poems published here in 2013 and 2014. I hope you enjoy browsing! Yours, Holger   Author (Country) Title (Language) Published Angelou,...
PEN: Call to Action for Aron Atabek (Kazakhstan)

PEN: Call to Action for Aron Atabek (Kazakhstan)

PEN International is deeply concerned at reports that the imprisoned poet Aron Atabek – who is in ill health – has been tortured or otherwise ill-treated by prison guards. According to the poet’s son, Atabek has suffered regular beatings on the head and neck during his incarceration in Pavlodar prison. There is an absolute prohibition on...
Aron Atabek: My Throat Will Die

Aron Atabek: My Throat Will Die

My Throat Will Die Aron Atabek My throat, unable to speak, will die For the sounds of my homeland. My ancestors’ patter will vanish Like water into sand. I am a storyteller of immortality In Semitic and Etruscan tongues; I am the dust of Turkic dialects Writing in Russian. Many lives’ twisted fates Are lost...