The Price of Time on the Île Saint-Germain
By Jacques Réda, translated by Jennie Feldman
The stretching shadows of passers-by
Stake out cosmic time across the lawn
And each blade of grass has cast its own
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Translation workshop with acclaimed poet Marina Boroditskaya
Monday 9th March 2015 5-7pm.
Pushkin House, London.
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Come and translate Russian poetry with one of Russia’s best-loved children’s authors and poets. Marina Boroditskaya will be here in person to help with translations of her poems into English and to discuss Russian poetry in translation with a small group. This workshop is supported by Modern Poetry in...
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