REVIEW: Dog Star Notations by Håkan Sandell, translated by Bill Coyle, Carcanet, 2016
Dog Star Notations by Håkan Sandell, translated by Bill Coyle, Carcanet, 2016
Dog Star Notations features two decades of work from one of Scandinavia’s most prolific poets. Håkan Sandell, who lives in Oslo but hails from Malmo and writes in Swedish, was a cofounder of the ‘Retrogardist’ movement, which rejected post-modernism for a new Gnosticism. The sp...
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.
From Arabic to Hebrew and Hebrew to Arabic: Poetry Translation as a Microcosm of How the World Ought to Work
It is a fact rarely acknowledged that 20 per cent of Israel’s citizens are Palestinian Arabs. This applies both inside Israel and in international cultural and political circles – Arab, Jewish and neither.
One rare acknowledgement came in the years 2001 to 2005. The Helicon Society for the Advancement of Poetry in Israel held joint residential Arabic-Hebrew workshops...
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