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...
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Afterthoughts on the Mug's Game
To me, my life and work are a jigsaw puzzle with more pieces than I can ever put together. I tried once, some thirty years ago now, for a book about my early years I called not an autobiography but ‘intermittent memoirs - intermittent because even then I was too conscious of the holes in my memory that could not be filled with the documentary evidence I did my best to c...
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