Excerpts

Indrek Koff
Stories of a Hundred Nations

Translated by Adam Cullen
ELM 1/2017
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A fairy tale about warm light. A fairy tale about the hundred faces of loneliness. A reflective fairy tale about your life. A fairy tale ...

Paavo Matsin
The Gogol Disco

Translated by Adam Cullen
ELM 1/2017
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Cutlets for Gogol Katerina had been crying over Grigory’s disappearance the entire day, alone downstairs. She finally pulled herself togeth...

Poetry by Veronika Kivisilla

Translated by Adam Cullen
ELM 2/2016
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Too nice a drunk locking up my bike in front of the store a babbling drunk approached me I wanted to withdraw but he said listen you...

Two Captains – Excerpt fromWe All Fall Down

Translated by Adam Cullen
ELM 2/2016
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1960 They meet up at Tiina’s house after school. Tiina puts her bag in her room and follows Vova, because he wants to show her his turtle...

Prophecy by Jüri Kolk

Translated by Adam Cullen
ELM 2/2016
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An oracle proclaimed to a Theban king that he would live a long and happy life — not one younger kinsman would slay him. We would never h...

Poetry by Juhan Viiding

Translated by Miriam McIlfatrick-Ksenofontov
ELM 1/2016
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SIMPLE POEM happiness once came into the yard and the yard was ever so happy then happiness came into the room and the room was ever so ...