the current issue

No.2 2017 A Blossom Shroud

A Blossom Shroud

2017 Number 2

MPT’s summer issue ‘A Blossom Shroud’ focuses on poets and translators associated with this year’s Shubbak festiva...

» Read more   » Contents » Comment on this issue

This issue:

Featured Poem

Open Letter

If you knew you went inside me after ten at night,
and were the reason for the spliff at 4.20 in the morning,
and somethi...

» Read poem in full» Browse Poems Archive   » Translate a poem

» Comment on this translation 0 comment(s)

From the latest issue

News & Events


Join us on Tuesday 19 September to celebrate the online publication of a new set of poetry commissions to celebrate literary connections between the UK and Poland.

The launch features readings from Jacek Dehnel, Krystyna Dabrowska, George Szirtes, Ruth Padel and David Harsent. Join us to begin a conversation about the mutual influences between our two literary culture...

» Read more   » More news


Basia Howard: Translating Maria Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska

Maria Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska (1891-1945) is a legendary figure in Polish literature, a woman who threw herself into experiences that fuelled her creativity. After a bohemian life, she found herself a war refugee in Britain, where she remained for five years, writing till she died...


» Read more  

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
News options

Did you know that MPT is a charity?

There are no other magazines dedicated solely to poetry in translation and without us much important work would not reach an Anglophone audience. Help us secure the future of MPT for decades to come.

The best of world poetry

When Ted Hughes and Daniel Weissbort founded MPT in 1965 they had two principal ambitions: to publish poetry that dealt truthfully with the real contemporary world, and to benefit writers and the reading public … » More   » Browse issues

Browse poems

By original language »

By issue of MPT »

Back to top
Supported by Arts Council England

Copyright © Modern Poetry in Translation and contributors
Website design ashbydesign
Developed by Code Frontiers
Powered by Storemill