What can be done, what can't be done
By Wojciech Bonowicz, translated by Elżbieta Wójcik-Leese
The moon shines.
The woman smiles.
The woman sees the moon.
The moon looks down.
The things that wait.
And those that cann...
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Translating a Tamil poem - Lakshmi Holmström
We are pleased to be working with Arc to present a series of blogs on translated poetry. In this first piece, poet and translator Lakshmi Holmström discusses translation from Tamil, and how a translation can stand up on its own...
The poem beneath was originally published in MPT Series 3 No. 6, ‘After Images’.
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Upcoming: Autumn 2013
MPT (Modern Poetry in Translation) appears three times a year – in Spring, Summer and Autumn. The issues are no longer themed, but wherever possible the poems and prose articles resonate with each other in some way, either because they share a common culture, or they share concerns or a poetic approach.
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translated by Michael Smith and Luis Ingelmo.
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Both Vasko Popa’s anthology of Serbo-Croatian folk literature and Verónica Volkow’s poems, collected from volumes published over fifteen years in her native Mexico, resonate with the inf...
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