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No.3 2016 The Blue Vein

The Blue Vein

2016 Number 3

MPT’s winter issue ’The Blue Vein’ focuses on a new wave of Ko...

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Poems from 'Autobiography of Death'

Smell
Day Twenty One

Grasshoppers, dragonflies, mosquitoes, and beetles hide
The sky slipslips away high up
The hills roll d...

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Launching MPT 'The Blue Vein' on 21 March 2017, with Don Mee Choi and Denise Riley

Launching MPT 'The Blue Vein' Tuesday 21 March 19.30 | The Print Room, London Don Mee Choi, Denise Riley and Sasha Dugdale

Join us for the launch of our winter issue, with readings from Don Mee Choi and Denise Riley, followed by a discussion chaired by Sasha Dugdale, editor of Modern Poetry in Translation.

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Performance by D...

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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.

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Features and Reviews

The Scattered Papers of Penelope: New and Selected Poems, edited by Karen Van Dyck

Godchild of none other than Nikos Kazantzakis, already an established poet in her early twenties and producing fourteen collections over the course of four decades, which saw her win most major poetry prizes in Greece, Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke has also been fortunate when it comes to translation. As Karen Van Dyck explains at one point in her engaging and thoroughly rese...

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