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No.3 2016 The Blue Vein

The Blue Vein

2016 Number 3

MPT’s winter issue 'The Blue Vein' focuses on a new wave of Ko...

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Poems from 'Autobiography of Death'

To jump to readings of Kim Hyesoon in this podcast, skip to 42.12.

Day Twenty One

Grasshoppers, dragonflies, mos...

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PODCAST: Denise Riley and Don Mee Choi read at the launch of MPT 'The Blue Vein'

This podcast features Denise Riley and Don Mee Choi. It was recorded at The Print Room, London, for the launch of Modern Poetry in Translation's winter issue 'The Blue Vein', which features Korean poetry including work by Kim Hyesoon, Kim Yideum, Han Kang and more.

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00:00 - Introduction to Denise Riley
02:50 - Den...

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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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Poetry Parnassus

‘“Energy is eternal delight,” said Blake, and surely delight involves variety. There is no one coat that fits all poets, thank heaven.’ (George Szirtes)

When I was a child, I used to spend hours playing a computer game called Toejam and Earl. In the game, you’d explore strange countries. When you first began, it was a mass of blue squares, then as you walked the square...

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