Fiction
Dervish by Weronika Gogola

In this short story, like in a bad dream, we are plunged from daily life to wandering a strange town, hoping for a route back.

Fiction
Murder in the 17th District by Tibor Noé Kiss

In this short story by Hungarian writer Tibor Noé Kiss, a woman comes to terms with her mother’s death, while looking back on a mysterious chapter of her love life.

Fiction
The Last Fling by Koppány Zsolt Nagy

When his wife leaves for a business trip, Géza enters into a passionate love affair with a flexible and rubber-lined companion.

Poetry
Waning by Lenka Kuhar Daňhelová

A poem by Czech poet Lenka Kuhar Daňhelová in Bob Hýsek’s translation.

Poetry
Admonitions by Lili Hanna Seres

A poem by Hungarian poet Lili Hanna Seres, in Timea Sipos’s translation.

Poetry
Awaiting the Invasion by Oksana Maksymchuk

The speaker describes the sounds and movement of bugs, birds, and nature, while waiting for war, as if they were impervious to human events.

Poetry
To Write About War by Iryna Shuvalova

In this long poem by Ukrainian poet Iryna Shuvalova, language is found empty and ineffective, and the poet still more powerless than before.

Poetry
Nile by István Kemény

A poem by Hungarian poet István Kemény, in Owen Good’s translation.

Fiction
Inscrutable Are Ways of Tengri by András Cserna-Szabó

Szabolcs is living in a yurt, where he seeks refuge from life’s upheavals in lore and myths, when he collides with a younger generation.