Richard Sieburth is a Professor of French, English, and Comparative Literature at NYU. His most recent translation is of Louise Labé’s Love Sonnets and Elegies.
 (December 2016)

IN THE REVIEW

The Diver

Then there was the time
I tried to learn to swim
in a deep lake,
but once in,
shot straight
to the floor,
out of sight, out of mind,
a good hour or more.

Sonnet

Nor Ulysses, nor any craftier man, At the sight of your O so godly face, So full of honor & respect & grace, Could have predicted what a wreck I am. Love, your eyes drove through me like a blade, Piercing my startled …