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No.3 2016 The Blue Vein

The Blue Vein

2016 Number 3

MPT’s winter issue ’The Blue Vein’ focuses on a new wave of Ko...

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Poems from 'Autobiography of Death'

Day Twenty One

Grasshoppers, dragonflies, mosquitoes, and beetles hide
The sky slipslips away high up
The hills roll d...

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Launching MPT 'The Blue Vein' on 21 March 2017, with Don Mee Choi and Denise Riley

Launching MPT 'The Blue Vein' Tuesday 21 March 19.30 | The Print Room, London Don Mee Choi, Denise Riley and Sasha Dugdale

Join us for the launch of our winter issue, with readings from Don Mee Choi and Denise Riley, followed by a discussion chaired by Sasha Dugdale, editor of Modern Poetry in Translation.

Book tickets from The Print Room website.

Performance by D...

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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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Features and Reviews


Marilyn Hacker points out in her introduction to her translation of Hédi Kaddour’s poems that ‘Kaddour makes a surprisingly sharp differentiation between his own urban “sonnets” and Baudelaire’s’. Treason, her English translations of Kaddour’s poems, are taken from three different poetry collections of this author published by Gallimard between 1989 and 2000. Caught betw...

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