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Excerpts

Rein Raud
Bell and Hammer

Translated by Adam Cullen
ELM 1/2018
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  Undivere Manor, North-Central Estonia. 1979.   Arno was left alone in the lounge of the sauna house. I suppose I should...

Poetry by Eeva Park

Translated by Adam Cullen
ELM 1/2018
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* It wasn't I who made you this way said Darwin, the divine intuitive care of genetics opted to give you light hair and a dark l...

Maarja Kangro
The Glass Child

Translated by Adam Cullen
ELM 2/2017
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Wednesday, January 28th, 2015, ~3:00 PM   My throat hurt and felt swollen. At first, I thought I’d caught a cold from the open wi...

Poetry by Vladislav Koržets

Translated by Adam Cullen
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Cycle The night before last Wednesday, my pup died of infection, and was laid to rest out back until the resurrection. He won’t be poki...

Silvia Urgas
It´s just about late enough

Translated by Adam Cullen
ELM 1/2017
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it’s just about late enough that the clock hands show you’re-a dope-for-caring- but-time-for-us-to-have-one-more-drink-now and some guy i...

Mihkel Mutt
The Estonian Circumciser

Translated and commented by Adam Cullen
ELM 1/2017
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With Mihkel Mutt’s (1953) first novel since his hefty work The Cavemen Chronicle (2012), the unparalleled master of Estonian irony has emerg...

Eda Ahi
Dance lessons with gravity

Translated by Adam Cullen
ELM 1/2017
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they dance with you, gravity, everyone. but only the brave know the steps they should take. you’ve got that cruel but equalizing trait: b...

Kelly Turk
Where do little fat girls go?

Translated by Adam Cullen
ELM 1/2017
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where do little fat girls go when insulted beneath clotheslines behind a house to practice to practice a speech for getting back at ...