Kim Hyesoon: Reading at the Poetry Library Thurs 10 April
Saison Poetry Library at Southbank Centre
Thurs 10 April
Join us for an evening of poetry by one of South Korea's most important contemporary poets, Kim Hyesoon. Her experimental, unsettling poetry combines extreme, surreal and often violent imagery with a radical exploration of the female experience.She came to prominence as one of the first women to be published...
Anna Crowe: on translating Manuel Forcano
For some reason, I find it quite hard to write about the process of translating poetry. I usually work from languages I know – in my case, they are all Romance languages – and it feels an instinctive thing, like singing in tune with an existing piece of music. I have only once, quite recently, worked from a prose crib, translating poems by Mikhail Lermontov, working to a strict metre and finding rhymes, and it reminded me of the couple of times...
Rilke's Duino Elegies and Don Paterson's Orpheus: A version of Rilke’s Die Sonette an Orpheus
Probably no other twentieth-century collections of poetry have been translated into English more often than these two cycles; Amazon can currently find you at least twenty-one versions of the Duino Elegies and fifteen of the Sonnets to Orpheus.
Something of their aura comes from the myth-like circumstances of their composition: the first elegies taken down from a voic...
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