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No.2 2014 The Constellation

The Constellation

No.2 2014

'The Constellation', is MPT's Poetry International issue, summer 2014.

Poetry International Festival was fou...

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Love in a Time of Exile and War

Between Monday 14th July and Friday 18th July we are using Twitter to offer a preview on the focus on Brecht and Steffin in th...

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Poetry International: 17-21 July 2014

BRECHT & STEFFIN: LOVE IN A TIME OF EXILE AND WAR
Saturday 19 July, 2.30 pm, £10
Purcell Room, the Southbank Centre

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The forthcoming issue of MPT ‘The Constellation’ focuses on the exchange of poetry between two star-crossed lovers: Bertolt Brecht, the playwright and poet, and his lover, collaborator and friend Margarete Steffin.

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Literary Translation – A Marriage of Heaven and Hell

I must confess I have always, for better or worse, translated instinctively and intuitively and with an overwhelming impulsion to do so, otherwise it commonly proves a futile labour. I do not have any set construction methods or rules, I simply allow the chosen poem to tentatively exercise its feelers, move in under my skin and then try to find an equivalent in the English tongue which might authentically transmit the tonal and textural essence of the original...

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Features and Reviews

On Seamus Heaney

It is usual to say, truthfully and consolingly, after the death of a poet that the work lives on and will continue to do good. However personal its origins, a poem is always also for somebody else, for strangers, for the not-yet-born. Still a man as loved as Seamus Heaney, dying, he leaves a great gap.

Pretty soon in the sadness after his death I remembered very vivid...

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