I am Somali
By Abdulqadir Hersi, translated by The Somali-English Poetry Collective
In these relentless days,
if you have been truly alive,
reflect on past times,
trace back the lines,
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We look forward to Autumn’s issue of Modern Poetry in Translation with readings by Amarjit Chandan and Jacques Réda and a discussion of music and song in poetry and in the folk tradition.
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Brecht and Steffin: Love in a Time of Exile and War
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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. ...
‘“Energy is eternal delight,” said Blake, and surely delight involves variety. There is no one coat that fits all poets, thank heaven.’ (George Szirtes)
When I was a child, I used to spend hours playing a computer game called Toejam and Earl. In the game, you’d explore strange countries. When you first began, it was a mass of blue squares, then as you walked the square...
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