Events in July
MPT is very pleased to present three poetry translation events this July. Join us to celebrate the launch of our children's poetry issue with Michael Rosen and Marina Boroditskaya at the Free Word Centre on Thursday 9th July, or at Ledbury Poetry Festival with Marina Boroditskaya and Sasha Dugdale on Sunday 12th July.
On Saturday 25th July, we'll be at Poetry Internatio...
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.
Rilke at Poetry International
One hundred years after the first translations of his work appeared in English, Poetry International 2014 explores the legacy of Rainer Maria Rilke. Robert Musil famously asserted that Rilke was ‘the greatest lyric poet the Germans have seen since the Middle Ages’, that he ‘did nothing but perfect the German poem for the first time’. It is hardly an exaggeration. In Rilk...
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