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Saturday, November 22, 2014

New literary online quarterly, Trafika Europe

A new literary journal recently launched their first quarterly issue.  Trafika Europe showcases authors who might have been ignored, especially in English-language publications.   This ground-breaking publication is well worth a visit to their web site at

The journal is displayed as a flip-book.  

The first issue, "Northern Idyll", focuses on work from Europe's northern islands, with new poetry, stories and novel excerpts translated from Gaelic and Shetland Scots, Faroese, Icelandic and Norwegian, as well as new works from German, Russian, French, Slovenian and Occitan.

One highlight, from the tiny culture of the Faroe Islands, is a chapter translated from Jóanes Nielson's The Brahmadells – A North Atlantic Chronicle. This is the first work from the Faroe Islands ever to receive a major international publishing contract, so it is the most important news of Faroese literature in our times. This work is receiving its English-language premiere in the pages of Trafika Europe.

This issue also features photos from across Europe by US-based photographer Mark Chester. 

It is well worth a look.  A long look.