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No.2 2015

MPT’s summer 2015 issue ‘I WISH’ features a focus on world poetry for children: new translations of poems from Rus...

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An Airing


This morning
after a long time in the hole
they let me out
for a fifteen minute walk
into an empty corridor
littered with r...

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MPT podcast - Scorched Glass: Iranian Poetry at Poetry International 2015

Our latest podcast includes a rich selection of Iranian poetry from MPT 'Scorched Glass'. Readers include Hubert Moore, Nasrin Parvaz, Stephen Watts, Ziba Karbassi, Paul Batchelor, Karen McCarthy Woolf and Pascale Petit.

The recording was made at Poetry International 2015 at a special event celebrating Iranian poetry, organised in partnership with the British Council...

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Stephanie Norgate: The challenges of working on versions of Ma Ei’s poems

The layout of the poems in Burmese show that Ma Ei works in very short lines, but more than that I could not tell. The literals supplied by Pandora were already moving and economical. There was also the issue of Burmese cultural references which might be opaque to Anglophone readers. I sent Pandora many cultural questions. Then I strove to...

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Ikinci Yeni : The Turkish Avant-Garde

Poetry has always been the dominant art form in Turkish culture but in the 20th century both Turkish politics and poetry were to be transformed in the crucible of a modernist revolution that strove to erase the past and rewrite the future. The Kemalist Turkish Republic in 1923 introduced a language revolution, which sought to streamline, simplify and ‘purify’ Turkish, to...

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