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No.1 2015 Scorched Glass

Scorched Glass

2015 Number 1

The spring issue of Modern Poetry in Translation, ‘Scorched Glass’ is launched on Thursday 16th April.

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Notes from a Poetry Festival for My Friend With The Crippled Dog

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a man with my photo in the air
waits for me at the airport,
smiles at seeing me, shakes his hand,
trips over a su...

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Spring 2015: launching MPT 'Scorched Glass'

The spring issue of Modern Poetry in Translation, ‘Scorched Glass’ is launched on Thursday 16th April.

Our spring edition focuses on Iranian poetry, with a selection of new translations of poets including Forugh Farrokhzad, Nima Yushij and London Iranian writer, Ziba Karbassi. The featured translations have been the results of collaborations between UK-based poets, incl...

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SAPPHO: “THE BROTHERS POEM”

A large and well preserved portion of a new poem by Sappho was discovered on a papyrus from a private collection and published by Dirk Obbink in early 2014, and dubbed by him “The Brothers Poem”:

… But you’re always chattering that Kharaxos comes, his ship with fully stuffed hold. As to that, Zeus and the gods only know, but these thoughts should not be in your head.

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Orchards

Vergers is arguably the most famous of Rilke’s poetry collections written in French. The title itself holds special importance in Rilke’s poetic venture. It was this word that stirred his first impulse to write in the French language while residing in Veyras, Switzerland. Although they are often referred to as Rilke’s ‘simpler’ poems, one could turn the criticism on it...

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