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No.2 2014 The Constellation

The Constellation

No.2 2014

'The Constellation', is MPT's Poetry International issue, summer 2014.

Poetry International Festival was fou...

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Another Daphne

...Und die verwandelte Daphne will, seit sie lorbeern fühlt, daß du dich wandelst in Wind.– Rainer Maria Rilke

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Preview: The Singing of the Scythe

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Saturday September 13th
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We look forward to Autumn’s issue of Modern Poetry in Translation with readings by Amarjit Chandan and Jacques Réda and a discussion of music and song in poetry and in the folk tradition.

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Brecht and Steffin: Love in a Time of Exile and War

Watch the full video of 'Brecht and Steffin: Love in a Time of Exile and War'.

The performance highlighted brand new translations of poems exchanged by Brecht and his lover, collaborator and friend, Margarete Steffin. Actors read the poems exchanged by Brecht and Steffin, accompanied by live music and readings of diaries, letters and prose. David Constantine and the Brecht translator and editor Tom Kuhn explore the relationship between the two writers in love, in exile and in parting. ...

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Features and Reviews

The Ballerina

Note: Grass’s Die Ballerina was first published, in a limited edition, in 1963. Michael Hamburger had a copy from the author then. But it was some years before he translated it. A small part of that translation appeared in a book of graphics and texts, entitled Drawings and Words 1954-1977 (New York and London, 1983). Now we publish it entire. The ballerina in question i...

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