BOOKING OPEN: Translation study days in April and May 2016
Modern Poetry in Translation is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Founded by Ted Hughes and Daniel Weissbort, the magazine has played a unique role over the past fifty years in bringing the best in world poetry to English-language readers.
To mark this important birthday we are hosting two very special study days, at Pembroke College, Cambridge, and The Queen's Colleg...
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.
See How I Land: Oxford poets and exiled writers
In autumn 2008, the Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre, in partnership with the Oxford charity Asylum Welcome, launched a new initiative: the ‘Oxford Poets and Refugees project’.
The project, funded by the Arts Council, brought together fourteen published Oxford-based poets and fourteen exiled writers, most of whom were refugees and asylum-seekers. Each established poet wor...
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