Author Archives: Chris Floyd

About Chris Floyd

Tennessee. Moscow. Oxford.

The Tennessee Abolitionist: Jeremiah Dalton

Jeremiah Dalton (1824-1882), XII Corps, Union Army. “To go against everything I’ve known, against everything everyone around me believes, against everything the churchmen preach, against everything my father and his fathers taught, against traditions and beliefs going back hundreds, thousands of … Continue reading

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Bio: Marina Velázquez

Marina Velázquez (1894-1957). Russian poet. Born Marina Lozovsky in Odessa, she published three books of poetry: Beyond the Cold Forest (1916), Random Green (1917) and The Special Animals (1921) She emigrated to Spain in 1922 and from there to Cuba, … Continue reading

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Bio: Aaron Greenwald

Aaron Greenwald (1937-2016). Novelist. Born on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Greenwald spent most of his writing life in Hawaii, where he’d been stationed during his four years in the Navy. His works include Caesar’s Thunderstorm, Valley of Salt, The Bird … Continue reading

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In the beauty of the stars

In the beauty of the stars, love stolen in all the beauty of the snow, bright and cold, ice cold in the pit, and the lips and sadness experienced.

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Bio: Juliet Antonelli

Juliet Antonelli. Poet and translator. Born in 1961 in Volterra, Italy, to an Italian father and English mother, Antonelli wrote and published in both languages. Her books include Quattro Tempeste sulla Via Appia, Parabole di desiderio dimenticato, By Accident and There … Continue reading

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“Moko the Clown”

Still photo from the 1974 Soviet film, “Moko the Clown,” starring Mikhail Doroshevich; loosely based on the play “He Who Gets Slapped (Тот, кто получает пощёчины),” by Leonid Andreyev. An American film version of the Andreyev play was actually the first … Continue reading

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Bio: Rachael Landor

Rachael Landor (b. 1978). Poet. Her books include Amharic Odes, Decadent Lustre, and The Afterlife of Roy Earle. Born in Macon, Georgia, she now lives in Mexico City with her husband, the artist and translator Guillermo Fuentes. Jesus Christ was … Continue reading

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