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No.2 2016 One Thousand Suns

One Thousand Suns

2016 Number 2

MPT’s summer issue ‘One Thousand Suns’ focuses on poetry from African languages, with a selection of new transl...

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The Memory of Now

(For Eduardo Chirinos)

Downstairs I left a candle burning
In its light I’ll read a few lines when I return

By the time I r...

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REVIEW: Dog Star Notations by Håkan Sandell, translated by Bill Coyle, Carcanet, 2016

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Dog Star Notations by Håkan Sandell, translated by Bill Coyle, Carcanet, 2016

Dog Star Notations features two decades of work from one of Scandinavia’s most prolific poets. Håkan Sandell, who lives in Oslo but hails from Malmo and writes in Swedish, was a cofounder of the ‘Retrogardist’ movement, which rejected post-modernism for a new Gnosticism. The sp...

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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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A Small Library in a Poem: a conversation

Sasha Dugdale: Hilary, you translate the Brazilian poet Angélica Freitas, whose work is experimental in the sense that it works with found texts and the sorts of lunatic juxtapositions offered by the internet. Could you talk a little about her approach and the energy it lends to her poetry?

Hilary Kaplan: Angélica started her googlagens (google collages) in 2004, cullin...

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