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No.2 2015 I WISH...


No.2 2015

MPT’s summer 2015 issue ‘I WISH’ features a focus on world poetry for children: new translations of poems from Rus...

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The Language of Ghosts

Mama, today I discovered the language of ghosts.

What are you talking about, Claudio?

Yes, mama. Seriously, I discovered

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This year we’re counting down to Christmas with an advent calendar that celebrates the poets and translators that make MPT great. We're also celebrating our readers, subscribers and supporters from all around the world. MPT has readers in over 100 countries, and it is this spirit of internationalism which makes MPT such an exciting publication.

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Stephanie Norgate: The challenges of working on versions of Ma Ei’s poems

The layout of the poems in Burmese show that Ma Ei works in very short lines, but more than that I could not tell. The literals supplied by Pandora were already moving and economical. There was also the issue of Burmese cultural references which might be opaque to Anglophone readers. I sent Pandora many cultural questions. Then I strove to...


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Features and Reviews

Panther and Gazelle

My office phone has the name ‘ Goll ’ next to a red light that is sometimes on and sometimes off. When I noticed this name with its urgent red light for the first time a couple of weeks ago I daydreamed that Yvan Goll was on the line wanting to tell me the secrets of his affair with Paula Ludwig. Panther and Gazelle, translations of a selection of poems taken from Ludwig’...

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