Winter 2023


ALCHEMY – journal of translation

Issue 21 – Winter  2023


Cover by Maria Titan

Letter from the Editor by Reem Hazboun Taşyakan


Luna Sicat Cleto

Two Poems

Translated, from the Tagalog, by Vyxz Vasquez
With artwork by Leslie Espino

Ema Saikō & Wu Zao

Two Poems

Translated, from the Japanese & Chinese, by Benjamin Landauer
With artwork by Martyna Benedyka

Maziar Karim


Autotranslation between Persian & English
With artwork by Mariaceleste Arena

Rainer Maria Rilke

The Panther

Translated, from the German, by Alex Buckman
With artwork by Richard Vyse

Marc Petrie

After Barbara

An anthropocene translation inspired by Jacques Prévert’s “Barbara”
With artwork by John Woodcock

Artem Kamardin

“Kill me, militiaman!”

Translated, from the Russian, by Neon Mashurov



Nafissatou Dia Diouf


Until Love Do Us Part

Both translated, from the French, by McCalee Cain



Dauda Olamilekan Yusuf

Introspective and Retrospect