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No.1 2014 Twisted Angels

Twisted Angels

No.1 2014

Twisted Angels focusses on bold and experimental poetry from Brazil, work by contemporary poets such as Angélic...

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I am bouncing a ball by myself
in an empty playing field
When the night wind’s footsteps
step on the leaves one leaf...

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Twisted Angels: Brazilian literature at the Brighton Festival 22 May

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In this celebration of Brazilian literature, a leading poet and two translators lead a lively discussion and launch two publications: Twisted Angels, Modern Poetry in Translation’s spring issue, devoted to the best in Brazilian poetry; and the landmark Brazilian novel Nowhere People, to be published by And Other Stories in August.

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Anna Crowe: on translating Manuel Forcano

For some reason, I find it quite hard to write about the process of translating poetry. I usually work from languages I know – in my case, they are all Romance languages – and it feels an instinctive thing, like singing in tune with an existing piece of music. I have only once, quite recently, worked from a prose crib, translating poems by Mikhail Lermontov, working to a strict metre and finding rhymes, and it reminded me of the couple of times...

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Ted Hughes, Selected Translations, edited by Daniel Weissbort

With MPT now in its third series, it seems fitting to review a text by its two co-founders. Daniel Weissbort provides both an insider’s knowledge of Hughes’ working practices and a retrospective on why they started MPT in the first place—a decision triggered by Hughes’ encounter with various East European poets in the fifties and linked to his role in establishing the an...

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