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No.1 2015 Scorched Glass

Scorched Glass

2015 Number 1

The spring issue of Modern Poetry in Translation, ‘Scorched Glass’ is launched on Thursday 16th April.

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In Darkness



I called your name in darkness. All was silent and the breeze was
ferrying the curtains.
In the tepid sky
a star was...

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Events in July

MPT is very pleased to present three poetry translation events this July. Join us to celebrate the launch of our children's poetry issue with Michael Rosen and Marina Boroditskaya at the Free Word Centre on Thursday 9th July, or at Ledbury Poetry Festival with Marina Boroditskaya and Sasha Dugdale on Sunday 12th July.

On Saturday 25th July, we'll be at Poetry Internatio...

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SAPPHO: “THE BROTHERS POEM”

A large and well preserved portion of a new poem by Sappho was discovered on a papyrus from a private collection and published by Dirk Obbink in early 2014, and dubbed by him “The Brothers Poem”:

… But you’re always chattering that Kharaxos comes, his ship with fully stuffed hold. As to that, Zeus and the gods only know, but these thoughts should not be in your head.

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Features and Reviews

Reforging the ‘Broken Language’ Romani Poetry

The dialect of my tribe is Romani. Sorì simensar sì mèn: ‘We are all one: all who are with us are ourselves.’ I am Romani and I am Gaji.

Gaji is Romani for non-Romani.

Here is my story.

My mother is a Poshrat, a half-blood Rom. She is the seventh child of a seventh child and claims to possess second sight among other powers. During my childhood in the 1970s we were...

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