Justin Quinn’s seventh collection of poems, Shallow Seas, will be published this year. He is a translator from the Czech and teaches at the ­University of West Bohemia. (February 2020)

IN THE REVIEW

Evening Trains

The evening trains went hooting by the factories and the fields of wheat. Harmonicas would lilt and sigh songs such as “Путъ далек лежит”… in the year of nineteen-forty-five, in that year of first cigarettes, when farms without a soul alive …

Wagon-Lit Nižbor

  1. When we were stopped in Lviv, we needed air and pulled the window down a bit. A blade of bitter cold slid in; with it a voice, an old man’s voice: “The children here…” He paused to catch his breath a moment, “They…” …