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Translations by Priscilla Cassar

By August 19, 2021No Comments

Priscilla Cassar is a friend I made through the open mic nights by Inizjamed. It is a privilege to be translated by someone who has a vast knowledge of my voice and work. She has translated by poems Paper cuts and A thousand welcomes, poems that pack meaning into very few lines, into German. The original poems were published in Inside Skin (EDE Books, 2016).

Inside Skin will be available at the Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival at a discounted rate, thanks to Mallia & D’Amato Booksellers.

Paper cuts

They’ re only paper cuts,

those words that sink, and try 

to touch the bottom.


Sind nur Papierschnitte, 

diese Wörter die sinken, und versuchen

den Boden zu berühren.

A thousand welcomes

A thousand welcomes

and now your smile arrives

soft blue pink white red

Tausendmal Wilkommen

Tausendmal Wilkommen

und jetzt kommt dein Lächeln

zart blau rosa weiß rot

Miriam Calleja

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