Save the date! Translation study days in April and May 2016
We are celebrating MPT’s anniversary year with two study days which will offer a range of readings and discussions around poetry in translation.
Tickets will include lunch and drinks, and will be on sale soon. We’d love to see as many of our friends, readers, contributors as possible so keep these dates free and watch this space:
Cambridge: Saturday 30th April
Fucking Obsessed - Nia Davies on translating Mariam Alatar
Fury drew me in to Mariam Alatar's poetry. At the Reel Iraq translation workshop, where these translations were made, I leafed through poem upon poem of defiance at social and gendered constraints, at abuse of religious faith, violence, oppressive family power dynamics, de-humanising technology, estrangement and war.
Secret Agents of Sense
Freedom of speech, and words – this incredible moment when we realize that ‘now we can’, that the eye of the clerk will no longer examine our texts before publication, that – even more importantly – our inner censor has fallen silent and our choices of subject as well as diction will no longer be read politically. They will be neither ‘an escape’ nor ‘an engagement.’ The...
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