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The Singing of the Scythe

The Singing of the Scythe

No.3 2014

'The Singing of the Scythe' is a selection of WW1 poetry like no oth...

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Launching The Singing of the Scythe at the Chattri memorial

On 19th November we launched The Singing of the Scythe with a walk through the South Downs to the Chattri memorial, built to honour the Indian dead of the First World War.

Amarjit Chandan made a passionate speech to the fallen soldiers in Punjabi (with an English translation) and he read his translations of Punjabi folksongs from the war.

Read Amarjit's translations of...

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Brecht and Steffin: Love in a Time of Exile and War

Watch the full video of 'Brecht and Steffin: Love in a Time of Exile and War'.

The performance highlighted brand new translations of poems exchanged by Brecht and his lover, collaborator and friend, Margarete Steffin. Actors read the poems exchanged by Brecht and Steffin, accompanied by live music and readings of diaries, letters and prose. David Constantine and the Brecht translator and editor Tom Kuhn explore the relationship between the two writers in love, in exile and in parting. ...

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Features and Reviews

Homesick for the Earth: Selected Poems

In her introduction, Moniza Alvi describes how a vague project to produce ‘half a dozen poems after Supervielle’ has culminated in a collection of over forty ‘hybrid poems with … a great deal of him, as well as some of me.’ Jules Supervielle (1884–1960), born in Uruguay to French parents and orphaned before he was a year old, grew up in Paris and in Montevideo and over h...

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