Poems from 'Autobiography of Death'
By Kim Hyesoon, translated by Don Mee Choi
Day Twenty One
Grasshoppers, dragonflies, mosquitoes, and beetles hide
The sky slipslips away high up
The hills roll d...
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Launching MPT 'The Blue Vein' on 21 March 2017, with Don Mee Choi and Denise Riley
Launching MPT 'The Blue Vein' Tuesday 21 March 19.30 | The Print Room, London Don Mee Choi, Denise Riley and Sasha Dugdale
Join us for the launch of our winter issue, with readings from Don Mee Choi and Denise Riley, followed by a discussion chaired by Sasha Dugdale, editor of Modern Poetry in Translation.
Book tickets from The Print Room website.
Performance by D...
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.
These texts were written over a period of time, roughly speaking between ten and twenty years ago. They talk, in an immediate sense, of the village in the Alta Val-camonica that my grandfather migrated to London from many years ago, and in a wider sense of language, memory and place. Originally part of a longer prose work about migration that melts together language wi...
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