Robert Bensen publishes poems and translations

Robert Bensen, lecturer in English, has recently published several poems and translations, as well as a recorded reading at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs. The reading and several translations were done collaboratively with Dr. Rana Bitar, who read her work at SUNY Oneonta on the Red Dragon Reading Series in February 2020.   

Poetry reading, with Rana Bitar (approx. 1 hour) 

Poetry Night at Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, NY.  With Rana Bitar. April 7, 2021 

Original and translated poems in journals 

“Citizens Without a Nation” and “I Love You and the Rest to Come” (by Nizar Qabbani, translated from the Arabic with Rana Bitar.)  Illuminations. Due July 2021. 

“I Love You to Life up the Sky” and “The Book of Love” (by Nizar Qabbani, translated from the Arabic with Rana Bitar).  The American Journal of Poetry. Due July 2021. 

“Paradise or Better” (by Suzanne van Leendert, trans. from the Dutch with Marjolijn Bijlefeld), The Nonconformist Magazine. April 21, 2021. 

“Plan of Attack” (by Suzanne van Leendert, trans. from the Dutch with Marjolijn Bijlefeld).  The Nonconformist Magazine. April 11, 2021.

“The Train of Sorrows” (by Nizar Qabbani, trans. from the Arabic with Rana Bitar). The Nonconformist Magazine. March 24, 2021. 

“Standing in Lines” (by Nizar Qabbani, trans. with from the Arabic with Rana Bitar). The Nonconformist Magazine. March 17, 2021. 

“Isis at Caroni,” poetryandplaces 4. March 16, 2021

“The Phantom” (by Charles Baudelaire, French). The Nonconformist Magazine. March 10, 2021.  

“How I Fix Things.” Silver Birch Press. March 2021. (reprint)

“Golden Eagles Over Franklin Mountain.” Poetry and Places. Feb. 17, 2021. (reprint)