New Podcast: Tedi López Mills
The spring issue of Modern Poetry in Translation, ‘Scorched Glass’ was launched on Thursday 16th April at an event in partnership with the British Council and the Poetry Library.
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Mexican poet Tedi López Mills was joined by MPT Editor Sasha Dugdale for a reading and disucssion on her work, including...
SAPPHO: “THE BROTHERS POEM”
A large and well preserved portion of a new poem by Sappho was discovered on a papyrus from a private collection and published by Dirk Obbink in early 2014, and dubbed by him “The Brothers Poem”:
… But you’re always chattering that Kharaxos comes, his ship with fully stuffed hold. As to that, Zeus and the gods only know, but these thoughts should not be in your head.
Wry-Blue Loves: Les Amours Jaunes and Other Poems
A detail in Peter Dale’s introduction stands out: in 1869, Tristan Corbière returned from Italy to his native Morlaix, where ‘he outraged the locals by appearing on the balcony in a bishop’s vestments which he had brought from Rome’. The Catholic church was a powerful authority in Second Empire France, and therefore an ideal target for this poet. His ‘Serenade of Serenad...
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