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No.3 2015 The Tangled Route

The Tangled Route

2015 Number 3

‘The Tangled Route’ features a focus on new and classic Uruguayan poetry: new translations of Líber Falco

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Noo the cocks are crawin.
Natalia, quine, your cockmaleerie’s kecklt aready,
Justo, ma loon, your ban...

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Save the date! Translation study days in April and May 2016

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Fucking Obsessed - Nia Davies on translating Mariam Alatar

Fury drew me in to Mariam Alatar's poetry. At the Reel Iraq translation workshop, where these translations were made, I leafed through poem upon poem of defiance at social and gendered constraints, at abuse of religious faith, violence, oppressive family power dynamics, de-humanising technology, estrangement and war.


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Secret Agents of Sense

Freedom of speech, and words – this incredible moment when we realize that ‘now we can’, that the eye of the clerk will no longer examine our texts before publication, that – even more importantly – our inner censor has fallen silent and our choices of subject as well as diction will no longer be read politically. They will be neither ‘an escape’ nor ‘an engagement.’ The...

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