Translating a Tamil poem - Lakshmi Holmström
We are pleased to be working with Arc to present a series of blogs on translated poetry. In this first piece, poet and translator Lakshmi Holmström discusses translation from Tamil, and how a translation can stand up on its own...
The poem beneath was originally published in MPT Series 3 No. 6, ‘After Images’.
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These texts were written over a period of time, roughly speaking between ten and twenty years ago. They talk, in an immediate sense, of the village in the Alta Val-camonica that my grandfather migrated to London from many years ago, and in a wider sense of language, memory and place. Originally part of a longer prose work about migration that melts together language wi...
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