From the launch of the MPT anthology, Centres of Cataclysm
Centres of Cataclysm was launched on May 5th, at the King's College London. Catch up with the podcast and photographs beneath, and get your copy from Bloodaxe Books!
About Centres of Cataclysm
Centres of Cataclysm celebrates the fifty-year history of Modern Poetry in Translation, one of the world’s most innovative and exciting poetry magazines. Founded in 1965 by Ted H...
Fucking Obsessed - Nia Davies on translating Mariam Alatar
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Alphabets of Sand
Although Alphabets of Sand draws together work from three previous collections by the French-Lebanese writer Vénus Khoury-Ghata, the style of the poems, which are all free verse narratives predominantly in long, loose lines, and the thematic preoccupations which are developed throughout this collection are consistent enough that the poems sit together harmoniously....
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