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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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Featured Poem

The Memory of Now

(For Eduardo Chirinos)

Downstairs I left a candle burning
In its light I’ll read a few lines when I return

By the time I r...

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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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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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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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