NAI XIAN was one of several non-Han poets who rose to prominence during the Yuan dynasty (1271–1368). He belonged to the Karluk nomadic people, though he grew up within China. He died in an army camp far from home.
VIDYĀ was a poet living probably sometime between the seventh and eleventh centuries AD, writing in Sanskrit.
SULPICIA is understood today to have been a Roman elegist of the late first century BCE. One of the rare female voices in Latin poetry, her six extant poems were discovered within the Corpus Tibullianum, long thought the work of male contemporary poet Tibullus.
NOÉMIA DE SOUSA was a Mozambican poet and journalist. Widely published and read, she’s considered a leading African poet. Noémia is the author of Negro Sangue (2001), edited by the Mozambican Writers Association.
SUHRAB SIRAT is an exiled poet, writer, journalist, and former civil society activist from Afghanistan. His first booklet of poetry in English will be published later this year by Exiled Writers Ink.
MIRI BEN SIMHON (1950–1996) was born in Marseille to Moroccan parents on their way to Israel. In 2018 her collected poems were republished in Hebrew. In 2020 a chapbook, The Absolute Reader, appeared in English (Toad Press).
ŚĪLABHATTĀRIKĀ was a poet living probably sometime between the seventh and eleventh centuries AD, writing in Sanskrit.
YVETTE SIEGERT is a Latinx poet and translator, and currently a Clarendon Scholar reading for a DPhil in Medieval and Modern Languages at Merton College, Oxford.
LOUISA SIEFERT was one of the most successful French female poets of the nineteenth century. Her first collection, Rayons perdus (1868), sold-out, and she published several further collections.
FAHMIDA RIAZ was a Pakistani poet, translator and human rights activist who published over 15 books of fiction and poetry. She passed away in 2018.