What’s New with the Asymptote team?

This month has seen a bumper crop of updates from the Asymptote team!

Poetry Editor Aditi Machado published a new chapbook, Route: Marienbad, with Further Other Book Works, and has three poems in the new issue of The Capilano.

Three of Drama Editor Caridad Svich’s playtexts have been published alongside critical essays as JARMAN (all this maddening beauty) and other plays, by Intellect Books. Her new play, De Troya, directed by David Lozano, will also be performed on May 15 and 16 on the Amphibian Stage in Fort Worth, Texas.

Contributing Editor Howard Goldblatt published his first collection of original short stories, A Night in a Chinese Hospital.

Nonfiction Editor Joshua Craze has a new essay out in Chimurenga’s Pan-African magazine, Chronic, about the United Nations (UN) mission in South Sudan, wilful ignorance, and the vagaries of UN flight timetables.

Assistant Editor K. T. Billey was interviewed by Stegner Fellow in poetry Laura Romeyn for the Poetry Society of America and featured in Lambda Literary’s Poetry Spotlight. She also interviewed poet Jay Deshpande, author of Love the Stranger, for The Rumpus and wrote about Prince and the Queer Body for Salon.

Editor-at-Large for Romania and Moldova MARGENTO (Chris Tanasescu) has been featured in poetryartexchange, which will culminate in a forthcoming book and art exhibitions and performances around the UK and Romania. The first exhibition opened in London on April 29 with a live event, and will run until May 25. MARGENTO is also among 100 European writers who will be traveling with the CROWD omnibus reading tour from the Arctic Circle to the Mediterranean Sea.

Editor-at-large for India Poorna Swami will perform one of her poems as a dance piece in the La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival in New York City on May 21 and 22. Also, two of her poems were recently accepted for publication in Prelude.

Editor-at-Large for Iran, Poupeh Missaghi, had an excerpt from her novel, Corpses, Arts and Dreams of published in the latest issue of The Brooklyn Rail.

One of Contributing Editor Sayuri Okamoto’s translations of Gozo Yoshimasu’s ‘Cosmic Brushwork, after Gyokudo Urakami’ has appeared in Princeton University’s journal of translation, Inventory.

Executive Assistant Theophilus Kwek won the ‘Shakespeare Lives’ Competition organized by the British Council in Singapore, and was also placed Second in The Adroit Journal’s annual poetry awards. He has new poems in The Missing Slate, Southword Journal, and 154—an anthology of poetry in response to Shakespeare’s sonnets published by Live Canon UK.

Editor-at-Large for Indonesia Tiffany Tsao’s translation of “Caronang”—a short story by Indonesian author Eka Kurniawan—was published in LONTAR.