Mid-autumn News from the Asymptote Team

From poetry to graph theory to dance, we've been keeping busy.

Poetry Editor Aditi Machado‘s poem ‘Route: Desert’ was recently published in Poor Claudia.

Drama Editor Caridad Svich‘s new play, Archipelagopremieres in the UK on 24th November at the Lighthouse in Poole, directed by Stephen Wrentmore. Her essay, ‘Six Hundred and Ninety-Two Million: On Art, Ethics and Activism’ recently appeared on Howlround.

Romania and Moldova Editor-at-Large Chris Tanasescu, aka MARGENTO, co-authored an academic article on artificial intelligence with Bryan Paget and Diana Inkpen that has recently been published in the Journal of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. This is part of an ongoing research project, The Graph Poem, led by MARGENTO that applies graph theory to poetry computational analysis and poetry composition or generation.

Contributing Editor Ellen Elias-Bursac‘s translation of Hotel Tito by Ivana Bodrožić will be published by Seven Stories Press. Read an exclusive excerpt in Asymptote‘s Spring Issue! She has also just been elected Vice-President of the American Literary Translators’ Association.

Assistant Editor K.T. Billey, who also edited Asymptote‘s recent Special Feature on Canadian Poetry, has three new poems in the latest issue of the Denver Quarterly

India Editor-at-Large Naheed Patel was awarded an Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train‘s July/August Fiction Open for her story, ‘Prehistory’.

India Editor-at-Large Poorna Swami‘s poem, ‘काला अक्षर भैंस बराबर’, was recently published in Prelude. She is also now editing an online Indian dance magazine called Ligament. In early November, supported by Toto Funds the Arts, Poorna will read her poetry alongside Kala Krishnan Ramesh in Bangalore, India.

Two poems by English Social Media Manager Sohini Basak were published in And Other Poemsand her interview with genre-breaking graphic novelist Amruta Patil was released on Harper Broadcast.

Chief Executive Assistant Theophilus Kwek has taken on Co-Editorship of Oxford Poetryalongside Mary Jean Chan and Nancy Campbell. He was part of a panel at The Oxford Culture Review‘s Autumn Launch and released the first issue of his new poetry journal, The Kindling.


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