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No.2 2016 One Thousand Suns

One Thousand Suns

2016 Number 2

MPT’s summer issue ‘One Thousand Suns’ focuses on poetry from African languages, with a selection of new transl...

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From Canciones


Here, where time
seems to have stopped.
Here, where the land
is abandoned,
sacrificed daily
to useless memories

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MPT events at the Winchester Poetry Festival | 7-8 October 2016

The Winchester Poetry Festival takes place between Friday 7 and Sunday 9 October 2016, and this year one of the themes of the festival is translation. Modern Poetry in Translation is a festival partner and we’ve been working together on some readings and events which highlight the internationalism of the UK poetry scene, some excellent European poetry, and the process of...

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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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