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No.2 2015 I WISH...


No.2 2015

MPT’s summer 2015 issue ‘I WISH’ features a focus on world poetry for children: new translations of poems from Rus...

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The Language of Ghosts

Mama, today I discovered the language of ghosts.

What are you talking about, Claudio?

Yes, mama. Seriously, I discovered

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Engaging Children in World Poetry - Resources for Primary School Teachers

MPT has put together an education pack to supplement the children's focus in MPT 'I WISH...'. The pack features four poems from the issue and a range of activities and discussion topics around these poems. It is designed for use in primary education and is free to download here.

The pack also includes some bonus material: Michael Rosen and Marina Boroditskaya offer th...

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Stephanie Norgate: The challenges of working on versions of Ma Ei’s poems

The layout of the poems in Burmese show that Ma Ei works in very short lines, but more than that I could not tell. The literals supplied by Pandora were already moving and economical. There was also the issue of Burmese cultural references which might be opaque to Anglophone readers. I sent Pandora many cultural questions. Then I strove to...


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Features and Reviews


Ahmed and I are sitting in a therapy room in a unique purpose-built treatment centre in London for people who have suffered extreme human rights abuses. We are engaged in a sort of translation, though the man who wrote the original is also, for the most part, the translator.

This is the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, and it is Ahmed’s story of p...

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